A new urban boulevard for the west island
Transport Minister Pierre Moreau and other elected officials were in Pierrefonds today to announce plans for a new urban boulevard linking Gouin and the Transcanada highway.
It will run just behind the Kirkland Coliseum.
For now, the road will not connect to the 440 in Laval.
"You have to keep in mind, the fact that maybe one day we will go ahead with [the extension of] highway 440," said Transport Minister Pierre Moreau. "At that time, we want the infrastructure that will be built to be used for the project."
The new road will have a new interchange when it meets highway 40, at a cost that is said to range between $41 million and $50 million.
Construction should begin in Summer 2014, according to Pierrefonds mayor Monique Worth. She also adds that no green space is slated to be demolished.
The urban boulevard will cost around $15 million, and Worth said it will allow accessibility to an area where they are hoping to build 6,000 homes.
The province hopes to sign an agreement in the city by spring 2013, according to officials. Then, due to the magnitude of the project, an environmental study will be executed.