Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel repair project
Services to make commuting easier during the work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel
Certain services free of charge since October 17, 2022
Shuttles RTL-61, RTL-461, RTL-462, exo-520 and exo-532, which serve the South Shore park-and-ride lots and the Radisson terminal in Montréal, are free for the next three years.
Reserved lanes for buses, taxis and carpooling on autoroute 20 toward Montréal
Cars with 3 occupants or more may use the lane reserved for buses and taxis on autoroute 20 toward Montréal, between chemin du Fer-à-Cheval in Sainte-Julie and route 132 in Boucherville. This reserved lane does not include electric cars with less than 3 occupants to ensure that it can be used by the largest volume of people as possible.
- Bus lane on the shoulder of autoroute 20 toward Montréal
Buses may use a lane developed on the shoulder of autoroute 20 toward Montréal, between Belœil and chemin du Fer-à-Cheval in Sainte-Julie.
- Reserved lanes on rue Sherbrooke Est in Montréal
In order to keep a good level of performance, the STM extended the operation hours of the reserved lanes on rue Sherbrooke Est between avenue Haig and rue Beaudry for westbound traffic, and between rue Parthenais and rue Arcand for eastbound traffic. The 11-kilometre-long reserved lanes, which were in operation only during peak hours, are now operational between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The reserved lane on rue Sherbrooke Est has been extended in both directions between avenue Haig and rue Honoré-Beaugrand since December 4, 2023.
- Reserved lanes for buses and carpooling on rue des Futailles entrance ramp in Montréal
Cars with three occupants or more may use the reserved lane on the rue des Futailles entrance ramp to autoroute 25 southbound. Electric cars with fewer than three occupants are not allowed on the reserved lane to ensure that a higher volume of people can use it.
Five free park-and-ride lots with a total of more than 2400 spaces
- Touraine park-and-ride
Addition of 300 parking spaces near the intersection of chemin de Touraine, boulevard de Montarville and autoroute 20 (exit 95), in Boucherville
- Belœil park-and-ride
Addition of 200 parking spaces near the Arthur-Branchaud bridge, on rue de l’Industrie (exit 112), in Belœil
- De Mortagne park-and-ride
Addition of 330 parking spaces near the intersection of autoroute 20 and boulevard de Mortagne, in Boucherville
- Sainte-Julie park-and-ride
On boulevard Armand-Frappier (exit 102 of autoroute 20), in Sainte-Julie
- De Montarville park-and-ride
Near the intersection of route 132 and boulevard de Montarville (exit 18), in Boucherville
Bus, metro and river shuttle
- Bus platforms installed at the Radisson metro station
Temporary bus platforms were installed at the Radisson metro station, in Montréal.
- Bus lines connecting the metro and the South Shore
- Line 520 — Express Belœil/Montréal
- Line 532 — Express Varennes/Montréal
- Line 461 — Boucherville/Montréal
- Line 462 — Boucherville/Montréal
- Bus line 61
Since November 8, new free shuttle stations have been added:
- Route 132/De Montbrun stop, where passengers of line exo-532 can get on or off
- Tellier stop (in front of the address 7500, rue Tellier), where passengers of bus lines RTL-61, RTL-461, exo-520 and exo-532 can get on or off
- Stops at De Touraine and De Mortagne park-and-ride lots, where passengers of line exo-520 can get on or off
A departure has been added on line 461 from the South Shore since December 12. From Monday through Friday, the shuttle can be boarded as of 4:40 a.m. at De Touraine park-and-ride lot and as of 4:58 a.m. at De Mortagne park-and-ride lot and should complete its route at the Radisson terminal at 4:58 a.m.
Line exo-520 service has been more frequent since January 9, 2023. The shuttle serves the park-and-ride lots of Belœil, Sainte-Julie and Radisson with departures every 20 minutes during peak hours.
- Line RTL-462 – Health shuttle
Since December 12, the free health shuttle RTL-462 has had an extended route to serve the Montréal Heart Institute, the CHU Sainte-Justine Marie Enfant rehabilitation centre, the Santa Cabrini hospital, as well as the Marie-Rollet, Marie-Curie-Sklodowska and Dante nursing homes, in addition to the Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital.
- Three RTL shared taxi lines
Shared taxi lines T89, T92 and T93 have been added in the Boucherville industrial park.
- Enhanced on-demand RTL service
Taxi transport is offered to people who travel to the Longueuil, Lavoisier and Edison industrial parks in the cities of Longueuil and Boucherville, on either side of autoroute 20. As of November 28, the area covered by the service will be expanded: in addition to the Harmonie and Du Boisé districts, the on-demand RTL service will also serve the park-and-ride lots of Sainte-Julie, De Touraine and De Mortagne.
- Enhanced service on the metro’s yellow line
The metro service on the yellow line has been enhanced.
- Improved bus lines
Additional departures on several lines:
- Boucherville and Longueuil areas (lines RTL 22, 84, 85, 61, 161, and 180)
- Vallée-du-Richelieu area (lines exo 300 and 201)
- Terrebonne area — along autoroute 40 (lines exo 30 and 140)
- Other options
- Bus lines in the Sainte-Julie area (lines exo 350 and 600)
- Train line exo3 Mont-Saint-Hilaire
- Line 822 — Longue-Pointe shuttle
A temporary shuttle service has been implemented west of autoroute 25. The shuttle serves Des Futailles industrial park, the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine hospital and the Longue-Pointe Canadian Armed Forces military base (Montréal Garrison).
- Line 811 — Health facilities shuttle
On January 16, 2023, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) implemented line 811 — Health facilities shuttle. With departures from the Radisson terminal every 20 minutes during rush hours, it serves the Cadillac, Langelier and Assomption stations before continuing its route to the Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, the Montréal Heart Institute, the CHU Sainte-Justine Marie Enfant rehabilitation centre, the Santa Cabrini hospital, as well as the Marie-Curie-Sklodowska Polish nursing home, the Marie-Rollet and Dante nursing homes, the Cabrini polyclinic and the Maison-Saint-Joseph nursing home.
- River shuttle between the Boucherville municipal wharf and the Promenade-Bellerive park in the east of Montréal
The 2023 season of the river shuttle began on May 15. This free service will be running 7 days a week until November 12.
- River shuttle between the Boucherville municipal wharf and the Old Port of Montréal
The 2023 season of the river shuttle began on May 15. This service will be running 7 days a week until October 15.
- River shuttle connecting Varennes, Pointe-aux-Trembles and the Old Port of Montréal
Since June 19, 2023, the Bellevue wharf in Varennes has been served by the river shuttle connecting Varennes, Pointe-aux-Trembles and the Old Port of Montréal.
- BIXI network
New BIXI bike-sharing stations have been installed in Boucherville and Longueuil, including at the river shuttle wharf and at De Mortagne and De Montarville park-and-ride facilities.
Visit the BIXI website to learn more on bike sharing and station locations.
Post or find a departure with this carpooling service for drivers and passengers, whether it is for daily commute or long-distance rides.
Subscribe to the application to join a community of carpoolers for your daily commute.
Download the application in the App Store .
Also available on Google Play .
- Carpooling pilot project
The ARTM (Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain) carpooling application for the Greater Montréal area has been available since May 4, 2023 on iOS and Android , as well as on covoiturage.artm.quebec for the web version. Covoiturage ARTM (ARTM Carpooling), which is free of charge, has been developed to supplement the measures implemented to mitigate the impacts of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine major repair project.
The application is currently in beta version, but it will be improved over time. It facilitates carpooling within ARTM’s territory and offers better compensation for routes that use one of the four links between Montréal and the South Shore: Louis-Hippolyte-La‑Fontaine tunnel, Jacques-Cartier bridge, Samuel-De Champlain bridge or Victoria bridge. For more information, visit covoiturage.artm.quebec .
Tools to optimize your routes
- Travel time
Signs that indicate the travel time to the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel entrance were installed in critical areas near the tunnel in Montréal and on the South Shore. About a dozen signs show the real travel times according to traffic conditions.
- Québec 511
Find traffic disruptions on the road network and view traffic camera images to choose the best route before you head out on the road. Consult the interactive map for more useful information.
Chrono is a simple tool containing real-time information on all public transit services of the Greater Montréal region.
- Radio Circulation 730 AM
Tune in to Radio Circulation 730 AM to know everything about traffic conditions in the Greater Montréal area at all times.
- Mobility Montréal
Mobility Montréal consists of about twenty partners working together to mitigate the impacts of roadwork and public transportation projects on traffic.
- Park-and-ride facilities
Find a park-and-ride lot easily with exo’s interactive map.
- Reserved lanes
See the list of reserved lanes that can be used when carpooling.
With Waze, join a community of drivers who share traffic and road conditions in real time.
Find all available transportation options near you and schedules in the blink of an eye.
Sustainable mobility consulting services for employers
The Centre de gestion des déplacements of the east of Montréal and Lanaudière (Movia) works in cooperation with the ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable to make commuting easier for people who work in businesses and major traffic generators in the east of Montréal and on the South Shore.
You can use the Movia’s services to have an overview of your staff’s commuting habits and receive personalized support to implement actions that encourage your employees to use sustainable modes of transportation.
The Movia offers sustainable mobility consulting services and solutions to reduce solo driving.
Last update: December 4, 2023