After being cancelled several times, Quebec Transport Minister André Fortin has confirmed that a pedestrian overpass will be built over the Turcot Interchange.
The announcement comes from a report from CBC, which explains that the topic has been in constant discussion with Fortin and Mayor Valerie Plante. Consultation on the building process of a pedestrian bridge is expected to start soon.
The overpass, complete with its own green space, was initially included in the Turcot Interchange revival project. It acts as a safe pedestrian and bike path that connects Cote-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grace, LaSalle and the Ville-Emard neighbourhoods, however, the overpass was axed several times.
Of the $3.67 billion which has been budgeted for the Turcot project, a pedestrian overpass was estimated to cost only $40 million.
Fortin shared on CBC Montreal’s Daybreak, that they’re “in the process of launching the consultation” to involve the citizens and create an infrastructure that “Montrealers… can really be proud of.”
The City of Montreal is expected to spend $125,000 on the project for a feasibility study. More details of the study will be examined at a city council meeting next Monday.