The project provides a direct link between the Port of Montreal and the highway to reduce congestion on downtown’s Notre-Dame Street and ensure containers continually move from the terminals.
The work will involve extending De l’Assomption Boulevard between Notre-Dame and Pierre-de-Coubertin streets, making it possible to connect a new road at the port exit to the future extension of Souligny Avenue.
A road link will be created between the port and the Trans-Canada highway.
- Canada’s trade with the Pacific Rim is no longer limited to the west coast: in 2006, trade with Asia in 2006 was a small part of the Port of Montreal’s market, by 2016, it represented 25% of traffic at the port.
- At rush hour, nearly 3,500 vehicles transit to the Dickson and Notre-Dame intersection.
- The three container terminals in the east of Montréal generate nearly 3,600 daily truck movements.