Since spring of this year there haven't been many cars on Mount Royal – if any at all. A pilot project to test what it would be like without any vehicular traffic, and its impact on the roads, began on June 2nd of this year.
TL;DR The Mount Royal roads that have been closed to public vehicles for most of the year are officially reopening this October 31 at midnight. The roads were closed throughout the spring and summer due to a pilot project that has now ended.
Only emergency vehicles, company cars, public transit, such as the STM and school buses, and cyclists were allowed to use Remembrance Road and Camillen-Houde Road for months, leaving quite a few commuters frustrated and out of luck.
Thankfully, this is all about to change.
Yes, Montreal drivers will be getting these roads back just in time for the approaching winter season. Luckily, the wait won't be long at all.
In fact, you'll officially be able to drive on Mount Royal again this Wednesday, October 31 starting at midnight!
The pilot project has finally ended, meaning the roads have been cleared for public use once again. Consider it an early Christmas present from the city.
Road blocks and signage will be dismantled between the 30th and 31st of this month.
This news couldn't have come at a better time.
With winter weather already creeping into the city, we need as many vehicle-accesible roads as possible to avoid the dreadful temperatures and soon-to-come icy conditions.