Two projects have been announced that will complete efforts begun by the Montreal Port Authority to improve truck traffic flows to the port.
The MPA applauded the dual announcement made by Sylvain Gaudreault, Quebec minister of transport and minister of municipal affairs for regions and land occupancy, regarding the signature of a collaborative framework with City of Montreal for the extension of l’Assomption Boulevard, as well as the redevelopment of Highway 25 access routes to and from the Port of Montreal.
The l'Assomption Boulevard extension will provide trucks with a direct exit from the port toward the highway system.
For Highway 25, construction of a ramp leading south, before the entrance to the Hyppolyte-Lafontaine tunnel, will allow trucks to directly reach the new common entry truck portal located on port territory at the corner of Notre-Dame and de Boucherville streets. The reconfiguration of the entrance ramp leading north on Highway 25 will provide trucks leaving the port at the Hyppolyte-Lafontaine tunnel with direct access to the highway network.
“The fluidity of goods transportation on and next to ports is a crucial element of the supply chain,” said Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO of MPA, in a written statement. “These two projects will allow the Port of Montreal, the trucking industry and all port partners and clients to further improve operational efficiency and make the Montreal supply chain even more effective.”