Better Highway Access Coming to Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, QC — The Quebec Minister of Transport has signed off on road expansions that will let trucks at the Port of Montreal have easier access to the surrounding highways.

l’Assomption Blvd. will be expanded so that trucks can have a direct exit from the port to Highway 40.

Highway 25 will gain two new ramps: an exit ramp for southbound traffic before the entrance to the Hyppolyte-Lafontaine tunnel will be added at the corner of Notre-Dame and de Boucherville streets. The exit will feed right into a common area for trucks entering the port.

The northern ramp will be reconfigured so that trucks leaving from the port will have direct access to the highway.

“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,” said Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.

The Port of Montreal handled over 12 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, supports over 18,000 jobs and generates $1.5 billion in economic spinoffs.

An estimated 1,500 trucks travel through the port daily.

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