Promenade Urbaine Fleuve-Montagne project

Read the March 9 update

Closure of temporary staircase at Doctor-Penfield Ave. March 10-17. Read details here.

Read the Feb. 22 update

Partial closure of Robert-Bourassa Blvd. on Feb. 25-26, changes in Roddick Gates access/McGill College vehicular circulation & new 107 bus route. Read details here.

Closure of McTavish St. staircase Feb. 11-12

Pedestrian access from Penfield Ave. to lower campus on Feb. 11-12, 2017 will be possible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Brown Bldg. and SSMU Bldg. Before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., please follow this detour.

Changes to 144 bus stop locations

Some stops on the 144 bus line (eastbound and westbound) have been cancelled or moved. Please refer to this map to learn more about these changes (effective until March 30, 2017).

Changes to 24 and 107 bus routes

24 Sherbrooke:

From Jan. 16 to March 30, 2017, the eastbound 24 bus will not stop at McGill College Ave. nor University St. That latter stop will be moved a little further east, between University and Union streets. The westbound 24 bus will turn south on City Councillors St., follow de Maisonneuve Blvd. and return to Sherbrooke St. at Drummond St. See this map for more details on changes to the 24 East route and this map for changes to the 24 West route.

107 Verdun:

The City’s projects have also led to modifications to the 107 Verdun bus route. Rather than turn right on Dr. Penfield Ave. (which is closed), the northbound bus will turn right on Sherbrooke St. and go up University St. to Pine Ave. See this map for details. These changes will also be in effect from Jan. 16 to March 30, 2017. The southbound bus route will be unchanged.

ATTENTION CYCLISTS! 

Please don't lock your bikes to security fences around construction sites, as the fences are often moved and your bike could be damaged and/or its lock cut.

As part of the work required to create the City of Montreal’s Promenade urbaine Fleuve-Montagne project honouring the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding, major roadwork began on Sherbrooke and McTavish streets and Dr. Penfield Ave. in June 2016. The work, the City says, will last until May 2017. 

The big picture looks like this:

Click to see enlarged image of walkways and new shuttle bus stop

  • Sherbrooke St., from University St./Robert Bourassa Blvd. to Peel St., will be ripped up to redo sidewalks and curbs as well as replace sewer, water and gas mains as well as other infrastructure. Starting on January 16, 2017, vehicular traffic will be reduced to a single lane eastbound between Metcalfe St. and University St. Westbound traffic from Sherbrooke St. will be rerouted through University St., Pine Ave. and Peel St. To avoid the Inter-campus shuttle bus having to follow this lengthy detour, the University has obtained permission to move the pick-up and drop-off location to the south side of President Kennedy Ave., near the corner of Mansfield St, starting on January 16, 2017.
  • McTavish St., from Sherbrooke to Dr. Penfield and from Dr. Penfield to Pine Ave., will be rebuilt and reshaped to install a more pedestrian-friendly infrastructure while maintaining access for emergency vehicles.
  • Dr. Penfield Ave. will be rebuilt from Peel St. eastward. A major portion of that work will involve digging into the street at the intersection of McTavish (eliminating the stone steps on the south side of the street at McTavish and replacing some aged infrastructure). Much of this work will involve jackhammering through approximately about 1.2 to 1.5 metres into rock. (The partial or complete closure of Dr. Penfield will affect eastbound traffic from Peel to Pine. Traffic in both directions will be allowed on Pine from Peel going east until the work on Dr. Penfield is completed.)

Work is scheduled to occur from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. up to six days a week, with the possibility of overnight work taking place at certain times. This work might also affect water supplies in the area. The City has promised to provide 48 hours’ notice of any shutoffs.

The work is scheduled to be completed before next Spring’s Convocation.

The University is working with the City to try to keep disruptions and inconvenience to a minimum. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding. These projects are large and complex and it is impossible to be entirely certain when various stages will begin and end.

Above all, we will continue to communicate with you, to let you know of major changes to traffic or access ahead of time, when possible.