Integrated PIE-IX BRT Project

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The project

 

The Pie-IX Boulevard bus rapid transit service (BRT) is a high-performance public transportation project that is integrated into the reconstruction and upgrade of Pie-IX Boulevard. It will offer a rapid, reliable, comfortable, safe and universally accessible bus service between eastern Laval and Montréal.

  • Construction begins: November 2018
  • Service in operation: Fall 2022

The Pie-IX BRT project has three parts

  • Implementation of a public transportation system
  • Complete refurbishment of municipal infrastructure
  • Improvement of public property

The Pie-IX BRT will have 17 SRB bus stops (15 in Montréal and two in Laval), spread out over 11 km of Pie-IX Boulevard between Saint-Martin Boulevard in Laval and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue in Montréal. Expected to be up and running in 2022, it will serve more than 70,000 customers a day.

See the futur Pie-IX BRT map

Comfortable, accessible and safe

  • Spacious and comfortable shelters
  • Electronic displays showing upcoming bus departures in real time
  • Safe pedestrian access
  • Boarding for wheelchair users
  • Tactile paving
  • Strips marked on the ground
  • Pedestrian crossing lights with digital and audio countdown

   

Rapid and reliable

  • Frequency comparable to that of the métro during peak periods
  • Lanes reserved exclusively for buses
  • Fare purchase and validation in station
  • Rapid boarding through all bus doors
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The Pie-IX BRT will offer a frequency comparable to that of the métro during peak periods.

Reconstruction of Pie-IX Boulevard

The City of Montréal will use the BRT project to upgrade its water and sewer networks, which are currently at the end of their useful lives. The City will reconstruct the foundation, road, sidewalks and grass medians of Pie-IX Boulevard between Henri-Bourassa Boulevard and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue.

The project will improve residents’ surroundings by planting several hundred trees, widening sidewalks, refurbishing the road, medians and lighting, and installing new traffic lights. The improvements will create a multifunctional environment where public transportation will be an important part of residents’ travel habits.

Major work on Pie-IX Boulevard in Montreal

Major work on Pie-IX Boulevard

Until winter 2020, we will carry major work on Pie-IX Boulevard between D’Amos Street and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue. Traffic is maintained at all times in both directions. Two lanes are reconfigured into southbound lanes and one lane remain open for northbound traffic.

Work schedule

  • From Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Please be aware that certain work may be carried out at night or on the weekend

The project will be completed in four phases:


Phase 1: March 2019 to winter 2019/2020

  • Work on the west side of Pie-IX Boulevard
  • 2 southbound lanes and 1 northbound lane

Phase 2: Starting in spring 2020

  • Work on the east side of Pie-IX Boulevard
  • 2 southbound lanes and 1 northbound lane

Phase 3: 2021

  • New configuration of the central median and construction of the new BRT stations
  • 1 lane in each direction (northbound and southbound)

Phase 4: 2022

  • Final road paving and commissioning of the Pie-IX BRT.

ligne 41, 139 et 439 Bus traffic

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Service change

To ensure quiet for residents, the 139 Pie-IX, which is currently rerouted along streets adjacent to Pie-IX Boulevard going north, will end its route at around 11:00 p.m.

From 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.: The 355 Pie-IX will service Pie-IX Boulevard between Notre-Dame and Henri-Bourassa.
This will reduce travel time because the buses will no longer be rerouted. 

From 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.: The 355 Pie-IX will return to its regular route between Atwater/René-Lévesque and Pie-IX/Henri-Bourassa.

Northbound bus traffic

These northbound bus lines will now be on adjacent streets, before 11:00 p.m.

* Please note that the 355 Pie-IX line will still be in service on Pie-IX Boulevard, after 11:00 p.m..

Bus lines 139 and 41Bus line 439

Southbound

The southbound buses still take Pie-IX Boulevard. Southbound bus stops are now mostly located on the central median.

Montréal-Nord

French only: southbound bus stops on the central media, Montréal-Nord

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

French only: southbound bus stops on the central media, Villeray - Saint-Michel - Parc-Extension

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie

New reserved lane on Bourbonnière for buses and taxis

The new reserved lane on Bourbonnière will improve daily trips for users of the 139 Pie-IX northbound.

  • Northbound, between Sherbrooke Street and Rosemont Boulevard.
  • In service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., during the work on the Pie-IX BRT on Pie-IX Boulevard.

Vehicle traffic

A new road configuration is now implemented on Pie-IX Boulevard between D'Amos Street and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue. Traffic circulate on the east side of Pie-IX Boulevard. Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane are maintained at all times.

Vehicles travelling in this area of the Island of Montréal are also able to use the Saint-Michel, Viau and Lacordaire Boulevards.

Laval residents can use the Papineau-Leblanc bridge on Highway 19 (A19) or the Olivier-Charbonneau toll bridge on Highway 25 (A25).

Pie-IX BRT to Laval

The integrated Pie-IX BRT project will have stations all the way to Laval and involve:

  • The construction of three BRT shelters
  • The construction of a park-and-ride lot on Saint-Martin Boulevard
  • The refurbishment of the parking lot at the Centre de la nature de Laval
  • The addition of bike lanes on Saint-Martin and De la Concorde boulevards
  • The planting of hundreds of new trees and shrubs
  • The refurbishment of surface infrastructure (landscaping, geometric reconfiguration and road work)
  • The installation of new LED lighting in the Centre de la nature de Laval parking lot and along the reserved lane
  • The installation of new traffic lights on Saint-Martin and De la Concorde boulevards
  • The construction of conduits for the Ville de Laval’s future fibre optic network
  • The construction of new drainage systems

Work on the integrated Pie-IX BRT project will begin in Laval on July 22. The commissioning of the Pie-IX BRT in Laval is set to take place at the same time as in Montréal in fall 2022. To receive project updates, go to srbpieix.ca/inscription.

Work will take place in three different areas:

  • Saint-Martin
  • Route 125
  • Rose-de-Lima / Concorde

What will the work schedule look like?
The work will take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, some work may be carried out in the evening or on weekends.

How long will the project last?
The project will be carried out between summer 2019 and December, 2021. The first phase of the work will begin in July 2019 in the Saint-Martin area.

INFRASTRUCTURE WORK

Wok planned in 2019 (blue in the map below)  :

  • Saint-Martin park-and-ride est
  • Saint-Martin Boulevard

Work planned in 2020 (orange in the map below) :

  • Route 125
  • Saint-Martin park-and-ride west
  • Rose-de-Lima

Work planned in 2021 (green in the map below) :

  • Route 125 north exit to Concorde
  • Rose-de-Lima / Concorde

 

During the project, we will take residents into account and ensure that activities at the Centre de la nature de Laval, CPE La Marmaille and other places near the work zones can be carried out safely at all times.

Bus service in Laval

No impact is to be expected. Bus stops may however be moved during work. We invite you to visit the website of your transport company and check the signage on site.

Work on the Pie-IX Bridge, including a dedicated BRT lane, is not part of the integrated Pie-IX BRT project. The Ministère des Transports will be responsible for Pie-IX Bridge-related work and communication.

If you have any comments related to the major refurbishment of the Pie-IX Bridge, please contact the project team at pontpieix@transports.gouv.qc.ca.

Notice to residents and businesses

Consult the notices communicated to residents and businesses (French only)

FAQ

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on the integrated Pie-IX BRT project

Information evenings were held in 2018 and February 2019 (see presentations below). The purpose of these sessions was to present the project as a whole, the detailed phasing of the work and the planned mitigation measures. These presentations were followed by a question and discussion period with the citizens and the project team.

 

Presentations (in French only):

In the spring of 2017, to answer the concerns expressed by shops, industries and institutions, the integrated project bureau set up the Comité d'affaires SRB Pie-IX (Pie-IX BRT business committee).

Minutes of meetings (in French only):

Presentations (in French only):

Good neighbours committees were formed. The committees give Pie-IX Boulevard residents a chance to meet periodically during the work to receive up-to-date information and share their concerns. This ongoing cooperation is aimed at minimizing or avoiding negative impacts of the work on citizens and maximizing positive benefits.

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