Sauvé / Côte-Vertu BRT

Since April 2019, we have been working on implementing a bus rapid transit (BRT) service on Sauvé Street and Côte-Vertu Boulevard. Spanning 4.7 kilometres between Décarie and Berri streets, the 121 Sauvé / Côte-Vertu line will include priority traffic lights between the two métro stations and a reserved lane operating seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The BRT service is expected to be up and running in 2020.

The work will be carried out in partnership with the City of Montréal to combine other work within the same period and reduce impacts on nearby residents and vehicle traffic.

SRB plan

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By the end of November, work on the SRB Sauvé / Côte-vertu project will be interrupted for a winter break. This work will resume when the weather permits, in the spring of 2020.

Communications will follow at this time.


  • Installation of a reserved curbside lane painted with a distinctive colour in the Sauvé / Côte-Vertu corridor (including paving, road markings and signage)
  • Installation of bus priority traffic lights
  • Geometric reconfiguration of lanes on certain sections
  • Widening of sidewalks at various places along the corridor
  • Upgrading of priority traffic lights between Décarie Street and the A15
  • Replacement of paving on certain sections of the corridor
  • Upgrading of lighting

The work will begin in April 2019 and finish in fall 2020.The work will be carried out in small sections over three major phases.

  • Phase 1: Between Berri Street and De l'Acadie Street, from April to June 2019 (Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough).
  • Phase 2: Between De l'Acadie and Montpellier train station, from July 2019 to June 2020 (Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Saint-Laurent Borough).
  • Phase 3: Between Montpellier train station and Décarie Street, from September 2019 to June 2020 (Saint-Laurent Borough). In order to complete the Sauvé / Côte-Vertu BRT project, including the refurbishment of the Côte-Vertu métro station's membrane, the portion of the BRT between Gohier and Décarie streets will be completed from April to December 2019.

The project’s scheduled levelling and paving work will take place from June to August 2020.

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Access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times.

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The Sauvé / Côte-Vertu corridor is very busy. The future 4.7 kilometre BRT service will allow approximately 40,000 customers who use the 121 Sauvé / Côte-Vertu line to reduce their travel times by 10% to 20% compared to current trip times.

This BRT service will be reserved for buses only and the lanes will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bus service will be maintained at all times during the work. Some bus stops will be relocated or removed depending on the phases of the work.

  • Traffic will continue to circulate at all times. The number of lanes may be reduced and the corridor may be temporarily reconfigured, depending on the phases of the work.  
  • Some parking spaces will be removed.

Work related to the implementation of the BRT is financed by the Ministère des Transports du Québec. The City of Montréal will also finance part of the project depending on the nature of the work.

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