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Montreal to Tear Down Elevated Bonaventure Expressway

The city of Montreal announced final plans to tear down an elevated highway and replace it with an urban boulevard.
December 22, 2014, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The city of Montreal has unveiled its plan for the teardown and rebuilding of the Bonaventure Expressway," reports Monique Muise. "The work is to begin in earnest in the spring, with completion of the $141.6-million revamp currently scheduled for mid-2017…"

Here are a few of the details of the plans, as reported by Muise:

  • "At the centre of the massive project…are 42-metre wide public-park spaces, totalling more than 20,000 square metres, that will separate the north and southbound roadways."
  • "East-west cycling lanes are planned along William St. and Ottawa St., and wide pedestrian walkways will be lined with dozens of newly planted trees."
  • "Art installations are being commissioned and are expected to be placed at each end of the new corridor, which will be re-baptized Robert-Bourassa Blvd. in honour of Quebec’s former premier."
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Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Montreal Gazette
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