Montreal Port Authority praises road improvement plans for region

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MONTREAL, Que. — The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has applauded a recent announcement that will see the extension of l’Assomption Blvd. and the redevelopment of Highway 25 access routes to and from the Port of Montreal.

The MPA says it will be working with the Ministry of Transport in Quebec and the City of Montreal to determine the route of the extension of l’Assomption Blvd. and how it links with port facilities. Officials say the l’Assomption Blvd. extension will provide trucks with a direct exit from the port toward the highway system.

“The signature of the collaborative framework between the Quebec Transport Ministry and the City of Montreal is another important step in the search for a permanent solution for truck traffic in this sector of the city. And we are extremely pleased to be involved in developing this project,” said Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.

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,” Vachon said. “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.”

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