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MONTREAL, Que. -- West Island truckers and motorists alike are calling for six major initiatives arteries around th...


MONTREAL, Que. — West Island truckers and motorists alike are calling for six major initiatives arteries around the city.

From east to west, the plan contains these elements:

– In Dollard des Ormeaux, de Salaberry Blvd. would extend five km east to Thimens Blvd. in St. Laurent.

– To improve access to the Trans-Canada Highway from Pierrefonds, Jacques Bizard Blvd. — which traverses a residential area — would grow from two lanes to four. That axis later becomes Sommerset Rd. It, too, would go from two to four lanes. The total stretch is almost three km long.

– A new artery in Pierrefonds and Kirkland would go three km from Riviere des Prairies to a point on the Trans-Canada that is a stone’s throw west of Le Colisee cinema.

– South of the Trans-Canada, drivers could go from that artery to Beaurepaire rail station in Beaconsfield.

– Antoine Faucon St. in Pierrefonds would push west about one km through a swath of forest that Elkas says is now used for a Hydro-Quebec power line.

– Antoine Faucon St. would flow into a new road: a five-km extension of Pierrefonds Blvd. This artery would slice through the Anse l’Orme nature park, connect to the Trans-Canada and continue to the Morgan rail station.

Montreal and the province are splitting the $240,000 cost of a feasibility study of the plan.


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