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Montréal plans $78m restoration of pier/passenger terminal

Montréal plans $78m restoration of pier/passenger terminal
Plans for the restoration works at Montréal's Alexandria Pier and the Iberville Passenger Terminal—requiring a $78m investment—were outlined at a Thursday symposium organized by the Association Québécoise des Transports.

The plans were presented by Marie-Claude Leroux, vp corporate affairs, who oversees property services at the Montréal Port Authority

The project will return the infrastructure to its original use as a passenger terminal by upgrading capabilities to better meet the needs of cruise lines and passengers.

These works will also better integrate the terminal and pier into the urban fabric. The concept aims to provide a meeting point, a bridge between the city and the river and a welcome to cruise visitors on par with Montréal's international reputation.

When the city of Montreal filed its three-year capital works program for 2015-2017 at the end of October, it indicated its support for this project in the form of a $15m contribution. The Port of Montréal expressed its delight with the announcement.

In the coming months, the Montréal Port Authority will work to complete the project's financing, a pre-commencement condition. An information and public exchange process will also get under way.