Reconfiguration of a road of 550 meters, Port of Montreal in Contrecoeur

The proposed project will lead to repairing, widening and improving the drainage of a 550 linear meters road (approximately) whose use is dedicated to the transport of raw materials (iron ore pellets) by truck. This road is located in the Montreal Port Authority territory of Contrecœur.  

The purpose of the project is to allow dual circulation, to manage the transport of the iron ore pellets and to improve the safety of truckers. The project will include the repair of the roadway, the redevelopment of ditches and the addition of pipes for water drainage, the installation of an iron ore pellet collection system, the implementation of a permanent retention basin and a hydrodynamic separator for surface water treatment as well as the addition of lighting. 

Latest update

June 20th, 2023 – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has determined that the proposed project Reconfiguration of a road of 550 meters, Port of Montreal in Contrecoeur is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • Management of nuisance (light pollution, noise and dust)
  • Protection of riparian strips
  • Management of excavated soils and sediments
  • Management of residual materials and hazardous materials
  • Protection of biodiversity: Installation of anti-intrusion fences, capture and relocation of species (with permit), protection of the bank swallow nesting box with a buffer zone
  • Compensation for tree cutting: Plantation of 2 trees for each tree removed (DBH > 10 cm)
  • Habitat enhancement for monarchs

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


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of determination - Reconfiguration of a road of 550 meters, Port of Montreal in Contrecoeur - June 20, 2023


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

  • Location

    • Port of Montreal in Contrecoeur (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Montreal Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Montréal Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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