MONTREAL, Que.–The Montreal Port Authority has welcomed the announcement by the Quebec Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification regarding improved access to the Port of Montreal.
The government effectively kicked off the work on the stretch of Highway 25 between Sherbrooke Street to the North and Notre-Dame Street to the south. The project to optimize this corridor of Highway 25 will enable truck drivers to reach Port of Montreal territory more directly, and in turn reduce trucking on the local road network, the port said.
The planned work will also make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to get around on the municipal network, notably by reconfiguring the Sherbrooke interchange and adding a multipurpose path.
“This project has been on our radar for a long time, and I welcome the Government of Quebec’s cooperation. This new road corridor will have a major impact on traffic flow. It will speed up the transport of goods, which is mission-critical to the quality of services provided by a port. At the same time, it will help lower greenhouse gas emissions related to truck transportation,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.