Repair and optimization of the railway bridge at Pie-IX entrance of the Port of Montreal

MPA wishes to repair and optimize the railway bridge at the Pie-IX entrance of the Port of Montreal located at the southern end of the Pie-IX Boulevard. The proposed project includes the replacement of the three existing bridge spans, the addition of a fourth span, the widening of the railway network over approximately 500 meters, the addition of three new storage tracks, and the burying of the electrical cables along the railway network.

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Notice of Determination - Repair and optimization of the railway bridge at Pie-IX entrance of the Port of Montreal


July 25th, 2023 – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has determined that the proposed project Repair and optimization of the railway bridge at Pie-IX entrance of the Port of Montreal is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


The mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are as follows:


  • Nuisance management (noise, vibration and dust):
    • Avoid operations during strong winds
    • Use water or dust suppressant on surfaces likely to emit dust
    • Cover soil piles
    • Limit work at night
    • Require dump trucks to be fitted with shock absorbers to prevent rattling
    • Require broadband back-up alarms
    • Create a loop to prevent machinery from reversing
    • Continuous vibration monitoring and measurement
    • Development and implementation of a noise management program
  • Installation of a temporary retaining wall, respecting excavation slopes and management of accumulated water;
  • Capture and management of surface water
  • Management of soils, granular materials and other excavated materials
  • Management of residual and hazardous materials
  • Air quality management :
    • Frequent machinery inspections
    • Limitation of trucking and idling
  • Protection of biodiversity and control of invasive alien species
  • Management of environmental emergencies


Therefore, the MPA may perform any duty or function to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.


Key documents


Port of Montreal (communications)
2100, Pierre-Dupuy avenue, Wing 1
Montréal, Quebec H3C 3R5
Telephone: 514-283-7050

  • Location

    • Port of Montreal (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Montreal Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Montréal Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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