The first phase of work to extend the Pie-IX BRT begins today.
The first phase of work to extend the Pie-IX BRT between Pierre-De-Coubertin Avenue and Notre-Dame Street East begins today.
Work on the Pie-IX BRT extension will be carried out in four phases until summer 2027 to maintain traffic in both directions and access during construction.
The first phase, which begins today, involves preparatory work at two intersections: De Rouen Street and Pie-IX Boulevard, and Sainte-Catherine Street East and Pie-IX Boulevard. Specifically, this phase includes the construction of access shafts and underground conduits for cabling.
Work will be carried out during the day on weekdays, but some work may need to take place in the evenings and on weekends. During the first phase of the work, buses will continue to run on Pie-IX Boulevard. However, some stops may be moved as needed. This phase is expected to be complete in winter 2024.
Stay informed and be prepared
Visit www.srbpieix.ca to find out more about the Pie-IX BRT extension and the upcoming work. A newsletter is also available to keep you informed about the progress of the project.
To add reserved inner lanes, build wider sidewalks and keep all traffic lanes open, the Pie-IX BRT work will require cutting down trees. All project partners have acted in the interest of preserving as many healthy, mature trees as possible on Pie-IX Boulevard. Analyses were conducted with a specialized urban forestry company, in collaboration with the borough, to find the best possible solutions before the start of the work.
The plan is to plant more than two trees for each one cut down—for a total of 230 trees—while also diversifying the canopy with 12 different species. The new trees will be planted along the side of the road, making the area safer for pedestrians. The felled trees will also be recycled by an organization that uses urban wood to make things like street furniture.
Read the report by the urban forestry company at www.srbpieix.ca.
About the Pie-IX BRT
The Pie-IX BRT is a bus rapid transit service designed to be comfortable, accessible, and safe. It was commissioned on November 7 between Saint-Martin Boulevard in Laval and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue in Montréal, except in the Jean-Talon area and at the Pie-IX Bridge.
STM, STL and exo buses run on certain sections, and the BRT offers transfers to the métro’s Green line (Pie-IX station), STL services in Laval and the exo5 commuter train line to Mascouche (St-Michel-Montréal-Nord station).
The Pie-IX BRT project is a joint effort between the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), the City of Montréal and Quebec’s Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable (MTMD). All work was done in close collaboration with the ARTM’s delegated manager, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and their partners: the City of Laval, the Société de transport de Laval (STL), exo, the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) and the boroughs served by the project.
The government of Quebec is the project’s main funding partner. The City of Montréal, the ARTM and the Government of Canada supplement the funding.