The integrated Pie-IX BRT project office is announcing that the work in Laval will be completed by the end of July.
The work was carried out in the Saint-Martin, Route 125 and Rose-de-Lima/De la Concorde areas and consisted of:
- Building three new BRT shelters
- Implementing new reserved lanes that are marked in colour
- Constructing the new Saint-Martin park-and-ride lot and refurbishing the one at the Centre de la nature
- Completely revitalizing the road, sidewalks, traffic lights, ground markings and lighting in the affected areas
- Planting hundreds of new trees and shrubs
Once the project is completed, buses from the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), exo and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) will use the corridor. In Laval, the STM’s 439 Pie-IX bus line already stops at the Saint-Martin West shelter, and by the end of August 2021, it will begin its service at the Saint-Martin East stop. More information will follow regarding the service at the De la Concorde shelter.
On the Montréal side, work continues, mostly in the centre of the road, and it is carried out to build the reserved bus lanes, develop the new configuration of the central median and install the BRT shelters that will be in service in 2022. Additionally, work to build the pedestrian tunnel connecting the Pie-IX BRT and the future métro station of the Blue line extension has begun at the Pie-IX Boulevard and Jean-Talon Street intersection.
The Pie-IX BRT integrated project is a joint effort between the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), City of Montréal and Ministère des Transports (MTQ). It is developed in close collaboration with their partners: the City of Laval, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the ARTM’s delegated manager, the Société de transport de Laval (STL), exo, the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) and the boroughs served by the project.