New road may be built in the West Island
A brand-new six-lane “urban boulevard” may be linking Gouin Blvd. to Highway 40 as campaign promises fly. If you look at the map you’ll see the route is relatively innocuous, but the worrying thing is the MTQ’s idea of eventually turning it into a highway and hooking it onto Laval’s Autoroute 440. This was floated a few years ago as a plan to pave right across Île Bizard (presumably erasing its wetland parks – I doubt they’d go near the hallowed golf courses that take up half the island).