The City of Côte Saint-Luc is urging the City of Montreal to submit the Cavendish road extension project to Quebec government’s environmental public hearings bureau, or BAPE, as soon as possible and no later than May 1, 2021.
“The cities, towns, and boroughs with an interest in the Cavendish extension have reached a consensus on this road project,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “The next step is for Montreal to send the project to the BAPE for review, as was announced a year ago.”
At the December 3, 2019 (1:30pm), meeting of the Montreal finance committee, Assistant city manager Isabelle Cadrin stated that the project would be submitted for review by the BAPE in 2020.
The Cavendish road extension project is supported by the City of Montreal, including the mayors of the boroughs of Saint-Laurent (Alan DeSousa) and Côte-des-Neiges–NDG (Sue Montgomery), as well as the City of Côte Saint-Luc (Mitchell Brownstein), and the Town of Mount Royal (Philippe Roy). All Mayors have agreed to the extension including public and active transport as well as an eventual tramway connected to an intermodal hub at Namur-Hippodrome.
The Cavendish road extension project would connect Cavendish Blvd. in Côte Saint-Luc with Cavendish Blvd. in Saint-Laurent, through private rail yards operated by Canadian Pacific and Canadian National. The distance to cross through the rail yards to connect the road network is approximately 1.3km.
Initial discussions on connecting its two parts started in the mid 1960s. View remarks by Mayor Mitchell Brownstein about the Cavendish extension. View a virtual flyover of Cavendish Blvd. and the rail yards.