$198.6M project to repair aging Pie-IX bridge starts in Montreal
A major bridge repair project is underway on the north end of Montreal.
After early works were completed in August, Transport Quebec announced Sept. 1 that crews have started on the first of three phases of repairs on the Pie-IX bridge.
The bridge, which was built in two segments, completed in 1967 and 1971, carries Hwy. 125 over the Prairies River. It links Laval with Montreal-Nord and is used by about 56,000 vehicles daily.
After half a century, the province said the bridge’s concrete slabs have reached the end of their useful life. Pie-XI’s steel beams will also be replaced for falling short of current standards. Along with the major series of repairs, the project includes construction of a new dedicated bus lane.
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Costs for the project total $198.6 million, with roughly $78.9 from Ottawa.
Construction on the project will take place in three stages over the next three years. The rebuilt six-lane bridge is expected to fully reopen by September 2023.