The Ville de Montréal continues construction of the ring road in the Bois d'Outremont

2013-12-09

Work planned for this winter and throughout the summer in the Bois d’Outremont and along the Boulevard Mont-Royal will also serve to rehabilitate this heavily degraded portion of the forest and to protect archaeological remains.


The Ville de Montréal will recommence construction of the ring road this week in the Bois d’Outremont (section 6). Explanatory signs have been installed on the site to inform park users and a notice was sent to all neighbours of the area to explain the work being conducted over the next several months. Local residents will be kept informed of the nature of the work as construction progresses.

Already the topic of numerous public consultations and discussions, the ring road project was most recently presented by experts from the Ville de Montréal during a public forum hosted by Les amis de la montagne on September 3. To download the documents prepared by the Ville de Montréal on this occasion, you may visit our website at the Public Forum page, or the website of the Bureau du Mont-Royal.

According to the Ville de Montréal, the entrepreneur will begin work this winter with logging and pruning to ensure the safety of users and to build the main pathway. Work will continue through the summer in the Bois d’Outremont and along the Boulevard Mont-Royal and will also serve to rehabilitate this heavily degraded portion of the forest and to protect archaeological remains. Section 6 begins at the Bois Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Boulevard Mont-Royal and Avenue Courcelette) and will join the Chemin Olmsted in Mount Royal Park, along Avenue du Parc.

Work on the ring road began in 2007 and will continue through 2014. Intended for pedestrians and cyclists, the road will form a loop of approximately 12km around the mountain and will connect Mount Royal Park to the Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and Université de Montréal. By linking the different points of interest and the three summits of Mount Royal, the ring road will enhance the value of the mountain’s biodiversity, its heritage features and the quality of its landscapes.