Today, the integrated Pie-IX BRT project office is launching a new call for tenders for the construction of the Notre-Dame section of the Pie-IX BRT that extends the service between Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and Notre-Dame Street East.
Today, the integrated Pie-IX BRT project office is launching a new call for tenders for the construction of the Notre-Dame section of the Pie-IX BRT that extends the service between Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and Notre-Dame Street East. Based on the outcome of the process, the winning bidder will be announced in the second half of 2023 and will be responsible for:
- Public transit: installing 1.6 km of permanent, two-way reserved lanes in the middle of Pie-IX Boulevard between Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and Notre-Dame Street; constructing four stops with seven shelters, including one set-down only stop; and installing smart transportation systems in the BRT shelters (animated displays, cameras, etc.) and in the lanes themselves (priority measures at traffic lights and animated display of traffic).
- Municipal infrastructure: rehabilitating sewers, water mains, and urban public utilities and rebuilding the entire road system (foundation, road, sidewalks, and median).
- Street design: widening the sidewalks and adding trees to improve local residents’ walking conditions and quality of life.
Note that the project to extend the Pie-IX BRT between Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and Notre-Dame Street East was put out to tender in spring 2022, but a financial gap was found between the applications received and the initial projections established by an independent firm.
In the interest of sound management of public funds and through adjustments made to the project timeline, terms, and constraints, the project office is now able to launch a new call for tenders to complete the project on budget.
“Our government delivered the first part of the Pie-IX BRT last fall, and we have the firm intention of completing its extension to Notre-Dame Street. This new phase of the project will facilitate travel in the east of Montreal. Remember that in addition to building a connexion between Laval and Montreal, the BRT will be connected to the blue line extension, which we will also complete. This is further proof that our government is making public transit a real priority!”
Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Minister and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility
“The extension of the Pie-IX BRT between Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and Notre-Dame Street is very good news for mobility in Montréal’s east end. We must focus more than ever on public transit in our time of ecological transition, as the growing number of cars creates unsustainable pressure on our roads and increases the risks for our most vulnerable residents. Projects such as the Pie-IX BRT are necessary, and to do more, transit agencies need better funding. That’s how we will be able to provide our citizens with mobility that is ever safer and more efficient, practical, comfortable, and environmentally friendly.”
Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal
“Sustainable mobility is an essential development lever for our living environments and for the economic vitality of the region. Once again, with this project, we are clearly demonstrating our common will to keep up the pace. Our objective remains to develop efficient and accessible public transit services in order to improve the quality of life of the population. We will not deviate from it. »
Benoit Gendron, directeur général de l’Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain
“In addition to an increase in bus service of more than 15% south of Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue since the Pie-IX BRT was commissioned, Hochelaga residents will also soon be able to benefit from all that the Pie-IX BRT infrastructure has to offer: reliability, intermodality, speed, and safety. A strategic mobility link will contribute better than anything else to the economic and social development of the neighbourhood.”
Eric Alan Caldwell, Chair of the STM Board of Directors
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), City of Montréal, and Quebec’s Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable. 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 main financial partner of the project. The City of Montreal, the ARTM and the Government of Canada complete the funding.
The integrated Pie-IX BRT is one of the projects that was developed following the joint declaration from the Quebec and Montréal governments to revitalize the east end of the city. Increased mobility, economic development, and improved living environments for citizens are the main focuses of this ambitious undertaking.
For more details visit srbpieix.ca
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