Montreal Road, from Vanier Parkway to St. Laurent Boulevard, is reopening to two-way traffic and transit on Friday, October 21. Residents are invited to celebrate the official reopening on Saturday, October 22.
The reopening of Montreal Road to normal road and transit operations represents a significant milestone for the community and local businesses. Work will continue into 2023 to complete any remaining works such as final commissioning of the cycle track, intersection work and remaining landscaping.
Please join Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mathieu Fleury, and community members to celebrate the reopening.
When: Saturday, October 22 at 11 am
Where: Carré de la Francophonie de Vanier at Dupuis Plaza on Montreal Road, between Dupuis and Bégin streets
Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 am, residents are invited to join the fun with various community events happening along Montreal Road in the afternoon. Come on down and enjoy fun, food and entertainment for all!
COVID-19 protocol reminders
Wearing a mask helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is always advisable in social gatherings. If you are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, please do not attend.
Construction for the Montreal Road revitalization project began in 2019 and represents a $64 million investment with the following improvements:
- Burial of 900 metres of overhead hydro lines
- Construction of two kilometres of new road, cycle tracks, curbs, sidewalks, watermain, storm and sanitary sewer
- Installation of Rogers and Bell utilities, streetlights, 11 signalized intersections and overlay of Vanier Parkway between Montreal Road and McArthur Avenue
- Implementation of the Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Plan, as well as three public areas (Dupuis Street, Emond Street and Bradley Avenue)
- Improved transit accommodations, including bus shelter and benches
- Significant landscaping and streetscaping improvements, including more than 80 additional trees, approximately 1,800 shrubs, 6,000 square metres of paver stones and 11,000 square metres of concrete sidewalk
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