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.
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CURRENT AND UPCOMING WORK IN 2020
Work that began in April 2019 will be completed in fall 2020.
- July-September 2020: Work between Lajeunesse street and De l’Acadie Boulevard
- May-October 2020: Work between De l’Acadie Boulevard and Montpellier train station
- May-November 2020: Work between Montpellier train station and Décarie Boulevard
November 2020: End of work and commissioning of Sauvé / Côte-vertu BRT.
Impact on traffic: This work may require traffic lane closures on certain sections. Congestion is possible in the area. Measures will be put in place to limit the impact on traffic.
Street parking: Some parking restrictions may be put in place in and around the work area. Follow all posted signage.
Sidewalks and access: Pedestrian access to buildings will be maintained at all times. Sidewalks may occasionally be blocked during certain operations.
Bus: Service will be maintained, but delays are to be expected.
- 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 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.