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A Two-Block Section Of Montreal's Blvd Pie-IX Is Shutting Down For Two Years

But the city is getting a new rapid transit line out of it.
A Two-Block Section Of Montreal's Blvd Pie-IX Is Shutting Down For Two Years

Starting on June 28, a two-block section of boulevard Pie-IX and a one-block section of rue Jean-Talon will be completely closed to traffic for two years due to the construction of the Pie-IX BRT transit project. 

According to the STM, Pie-IX will be closed between rues Bélair and Everett and rue Jean-Talon will be closed between 22e and 23e avenues. 

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The Pie-IX BRT is an ongoing rapid-transit project that first broke ground in 2018.

The BRT will connect eastern Laval and Montreal through a totally restructured boulevard Pie-IX with 20 bus stops along a 13-kilometre stretch. 

The work that begins at the end of the month "will make it possible to build the reserved bus lanes, set up the newly configured central median and install the BRT shelters," according to the STM.

The section should reopen for traffic in fall 2023, according to the timetable.

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