Pont de l'Île-aux-Tourtes - Scheduled night closures

Weekends of September 24 and October 1, 2021 

A complete night-time closure of the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge in both directions is scheduled for the weekends of September 24 and October 1, 2021. These closures are necessary in order to reconfigure the tracks and do paving and marking work.

Traffic management - weekends of September 24 and October 1

  •  Complete night closures in both directions:
    • Friday 10 p.m. to Saturday 7 a.m.
    • From Saturday 10 p.m. to Sunday 8 a.m.

A detour with temporary signage indicating the path to follow will be put in place.



Highway 40 East - Complete closure between Boul. des Anciens-Combattants and Avenue Lee

June 20 until December

The Ministère des Transports informs road users that as part of the reconstruction of the concrete pavement of Highway 40 eastbound in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Baie-D'Urfé, the complete closure of the Eastbound carriageway will be in effect as of June 20 at 5:00 a.m.

Between Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants and the Avenue Lee area, eastbound traffic will be diverted onto the westbound carriageway, using contraflow lanes. This scenario will be in place until December, and will resume next year, after a winter break.

The start of the contraflow could be postponed to the next day, 5 a.m., in the event of unfavorable weather conditions or operational constraints.

Speed ​​will be reduced throughout the perimeter of the work site. In order to reduce the repercussions for road users, dynamic lane controls will allow three lanes of traffic to be maintained in the rush hour direction, and two lanes in the opposite direction. 


• The ongoing work will end next year. Work consists of the reconstruction of the concrete pavement of Highway 40 eastbound between Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants, in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, and the area west of Avenue Lee, in Baie-D'Urfé.

• In addition, the service road of Highway 40 eastbound will be connected between Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants and Avenue Pirie.

• The Ministère will then carry out the segment to Saint-Charles Boulevard in Kirkland. The schedule for completing this other section will be specified as soon as it is known.

Maintaining access to businesses south of Highway 40

• Coming from the west (Vaudreuil-Dorion), a passage will be built to ensure access to shops and businesses in the area of ​​boulevard Morgan, in Baie-D'Urfé, from exit 41 - Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue / Boul. des Anciens-Combattants, since exit 44 - Boul. Morgan, will be inaccessible from the contraflow on Highway 40.


Major work to be planned on Rue Aumais

The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue plans to do major infrastructure work on rue Aumais, between Cypihot and Leslie-Dowker (including the complete crescent of rue Aumais), in the summer-fall of 2021.

If you are planning to do any paving or landscaping work this year, we strongly suggest that you postpone this work until summer 2022.

More information regarding this work, impacts and mitigation measures will be communicated shortly.

Sector affected by the future work:


REM Preparatory Work

Date : Fall 2019 to Summer 2022
Where : North of Highway 40

Nature of work :
NouvLR, the consortium in charge of building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), will procede to construction work in Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue from Fall 2019 to Summer 2022.

For more information on the construction of the REM in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, visit

In Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and the West Island, work will be carried out according to the following schedule*:

Planned schedule Work
Fall 2019 to spring 2020 Construction of the elevated track superstructure (pile driving)
Spring 2020 Construction of reinforced earth walls
Spring 2020 to fall 2020 Construction of the elevated track superstructure (columns)
Fall 2020 Beginning of construction of the station
Spring 2021 to fall 2021 Construction of the elevated track superstructure (installation of segmented beams)
Summer 2022 Restoration and final landscaping work

*The current sequence is subject to change without notice.

The announcement of the transitional strategy for users of the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche train lines was released on February 28th 2019. 

REM website :


Datasheets for all sectors 


Environmental mitigation measures :

The REM project aims to integrate harmoniously with its immediate surroundings, which is why more than 85% of the work will be carried out on public domain, on existing road and railway rights-of-way. At the same time, however, some brush clearing and deforestation work will be realized in two sequences, before March 1st and after August 15th, which are necessary so the REM rail infrastructure, stations and access roads can be constructed. In the next few weeks, branch removal and tree and shrub cutting will take place in your sector.

Mitigation measures :

  • Work will be performed outside the nesting season (March 1st to August 15th)
  • These activities will be supervised and coordinated by our environmental experts, and will follow industry best practices and applicable standards and regulations;
  • At-risk plant species and trees will be relocated;
  • Through a reforestation program, the same number of trees that were cut in temporary construction zones will be replanted, and an additional 10% will be planted in the municipal territory or borough where the trees were cut.

The image below shows the sectors where site cleanup work is required :