MTQ, General Regional Offices and Regional Offices


The MTQ has made the strategic choice to establish itself in a territorial structure. To this end, its operating workforce is divided into 14 territorial divisions grouped under two major administrative centers, following an east-west axis. The General Office of Montreal and the West (DGMO) is responsible for the management of eight regional offices in the western part of the province and the General Office of Quebec and the East (DGQE) oversees the six regional directorates of the eastern part of the province. Each branch provides land management functions, planning and coordination of resources. The regional offices plan, schedule, develop and implement projects related to improvement, repair, maintenance and operation of transport infrastructure on their territory.

A traffic management center (CGT), with all associated ITS equipment is operated by a given regional office in each of the two general offices.

Included In Groups

MTQ - Ministry of Transportation of Québec

Associated Inventory

MTQ Roadway Status Information System (ERT)
MTQ Maintenance Vehicles (SGEC-E)
MTQ CCTV Cameras
MTQ Variable Message Signs
MTQ Reversible Lane and Barrier Access Systems
MTQ Adaptive Traffic Signal Systems
MTQ Variable Speed Limit Management Signs
MTQ Security Detection Equipment
MTQ Connected Vehicle Infrastructure
MTQ Maintenance Management System (SGEC-DT)
MTQ Vehicle Detection Stations
MTQ Integrated Traffic Management Centres
MTQ HOV Equipment
MTQ Automated Roadway Treatment System
MTQ Traffic Signals

Operational Concepts

AreaRole and Responsibility
Archived Data SystemsOperators of traffic management centres provide data on traffic counts, speeds, volumes, accident reports, etc. to the Canadian provincial and regional transportation planning data archive systems.
Emergency ManagementCoordinate closure requests with Provincial Emergency Preparedness Centre (PEPC) and with the Bridge or Tunnel Operating Agencies.
Coordinate traffic control and resource sharing with public safety agencies and municipal governments during disaster response, recovery and evacuation situations.
During evacuation scenarios share information with regional transportation authorities and municipal traffic managers.
Implement disaster response and emergency response plans.
Work with public safety agencies, municipal governments, and the ministry of the environment to develop disaster response and emergency response plans for large scale emergencies.
Incident ManagementResponsible for collecting and processing traffic related data that provide indications that there may be disruptions in the traffic stream.
Disseminate advisories using dynamic message signs or other roadside equipment.
Responsible for addressing incidents, disasters, security threats, or any event that will cause a disruption to traffic flow on provincial roadways.
Responsible for assisting in restoring traffic back to its pre-incident condition by working with public safety to provide resources as needed.
Coordinate the use of maintenance resources with the regional transportation authority to respond to incidents.
Coordinate response to incidents with provincial or municipal public safety agencies.
Traffic ManagementShare information on traffic conditions with other centres so traffic operations can be coordinated.
Work with municipal governments and public safety agencies to develop diversion response plans for freeway and bridge closures.
Coordinate with adjacent provincial/state and municipal traffic management centres.
Monitor traffic flow over the province owned transportation network.
Operate and maintain transportation infrastructure owned by the province - may include ramps and approaches, signs, ITS devices, and control centres.
Respond to requests from public safety agencies (e.g. police) to close the roadway.
Disseminate information on traffic and weather conditions using dynamic message signs or other roadside equipment.
Traveller InformationProvide information concerning the conditions of the roadway including, traffic congestion, incidents, or weather conditions to area public safety agencies.
Coordinate traveller information with other information service providers including other transportation operations centres, etc.
Collect and format data concerning road and travel conditions.
Collect and format data concerning maintenance and construction activities including asset restrictions from the municipality's maintenance services.
Collect and disseminate information on border crossing status and delays.
Weather Data Collection and ProcessingExchange environmental conditions data collected from environmental sensor stations with the Meteorological Service of Canada.
Collect data from the environmental sensors to access roadway conditions.