City of Montreal to rejuvenate Jacques Cartier Bridge access, create urban park
$120M slated for infrastructure redevelopment, green space, bike paths
Work on a $120 million redevelopment project for the Jacques Cartier Bridge entrance and surrounding infrastructure is set to begin as early as 2018.
"We're addressing pressing security concerns for cyclists and pedestrians. Safety is our priority," said Coderre.
The project will extend the bike path along De Maisonneuve Boulevard to the east so it connects with the paths east of the bridge.
The city also plans to redo the bridge entrance between Papineau and Parthenais streets, increase greenery around Papineau Metro and use $10 million in federal funding to create an urban park space under the bridge.
The urban park will include green space, activities for families and even a rock climbing wall.
The city will also be conducting a feasibility study on how to better manage water runoff from the deck of the bridge,
Public consultations will be held April 20, from 3-9 p.m. at Cabaret Lion d'Or (1676 Ontario St Est).
With files from Matt D'Amours