Projects improving Port of Montreal truck access
Two major projects have been announced to improve truck access to the Port of Montreal in the coming years. They will complete recent efforts undertaken by the Montreal Port Authority to improve traffic flow for approximately 1,500 trucks that travel daily through a key sector of the port.
Sylvain Gaudreault, Québec Minister of Transport, announced the signature of a collaborative framework with the City of Montreal for the extension of L'Assomption Boulevard. This new transportation artery will be linked to Souligny avenue, thereby allowing trucks leaving the port to directly access the highway network.
Under the second project, the construction of a Highway 25 exit ramp leading south will allow trucks to directly reach the new common entry portal located on port territory at the corner of Notre Dame and de Boucherville streets.
Meanwhile, the reconfiguration of the entrance ramp leading north on Highway 25 will provide trucks leaving the port at the Hyppolyte-Lafontaine Tunnel with direct access to the highway network. This redevelopment is part of the work planned by the Quèbec Transport Ministry for the tunnel, with construction slated to begin in 2015.
"The fluidity of goods transportation is a critical element of the supply chain," said MPA President and CEO Sylvie Vachon. (Photo: APM)