The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) announced the end of the work and the commissioning of the new reserved bus lane on boul. Cousineau, in the arr. de Saint-Hubert, on October 1.
The new reserved lane runs north along the boulevard between Montée Saint-Hubert and the Route 116 interchange. The RTL indicates that an average of 13,000 customers pass through it every day.
“This segment upstream of the Route 116 interchange is very busy and creates delays for RTL customers and motorists alike,” says RTL Chairman of the Board Jonathan Tabarah. With this new reserved lane, which is in addition to the current traffic lanes, customers of line 8 to the Longueuil terminus, just like those of lines 28 and 88, will see their bus route less affected by congestion and traffic. ridership can thus be better distributed over the three lines of Chemin de Chambly. ”
“The traffic issues on this section require the implementation of solutions to improve fluidity,” adds Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. Adding a reserved lane is a step in the right direction to facilitate travel and secure the road network. ”
Environment Road NRJ was responsible for the construction of the reserved lane, at a cost of just over $ 1.8M. IGF Axiom was responsible for overseeing the development work, for nearly $ 155,000.
Remember that the City of Longueuil paid $ 217,500 of the amount needed for the project. (GM)