Road and Maintenance Works

 

Street Lamp Replacement on Boul. des Anciens-Combattants

Will will be replacing the lamposts in the central island of boul. des Anciens-Combattants (between Demers and Caserne 51) from November 5 to 15, 2018, from 7 am to 5 pm.

To do this, one lane per direction will be hampered at the center of the boulevard. However, the southbound lane (direction A-20) will be open from 3 pm to improve traffic fluidity.

 

Restauration Works on the Water Tower

The City is undertaking repairs to the tower and the water reservoir. The works, which will extend until November 23, consist of cleaning, repairing and painting the tower and the reservoir.

No streets will be blocked for the duration of the work. Residents of the area can expect noise and dust from the sandblast used to clean the tower. The site will be in place from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, with the exception of the two weeks of construction holidays.

 

Works at the lock of Parks Canada

Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that major rehabilitation work is being carried out on the marine structures of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal. The next phase of the work will be carried out on the lock structures. 

From the end of October 2018 to the beginning of May 2019, work including, in particular, the repair of beams (replacement of wooden parts, painting, sawing of metal parts and welding), mechanical work on hydraulic units, the repair of the lock floor, the sidewalk, and the repair of guardrails are planned. 

Traffic should not be affected by the work.
  
While the work will take place outside the navigation season, the safety of the public and contractors on-site is a priority for Parks Canada. During construction, Parks Canada asks the public to exercise caution and comply with construction zones and signage.

Parks Canada makes every effort to minimize disruptions caused by infrastructure projects at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal. When this work has an impact on users, Parks Canada communicates work information in a variety of ways, including the @QuebecCanals social media account (Twitter) and online at parkscanada.gc.ca/steannecanal

 

REM Preparatory Work

Date: Beginning early October
Where: At the junction of A40 and chemin Sainte-Marie

Nature of the work:
In mid-September, NouvLR, the consortium in charge of building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), will begin work at various sites in the West Island of Montréal, in preparation for major work slated to begin later this fall.

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 existing road and railway rights-of-way. At the same time, however, some brush clearing and deforestation work will be 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.

Impacts and mitigation measures:

  • Work will be performed outside the nesting season;
  • 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 or compensated with new plantings;
  • 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;
  • Through a voluntary partnership with Jour de la Terre and the 375000arbres.org program, 250,000 trees will be planted to compensate for the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase;
  • The image below shows the sectors where site cleanup work is required:

In November, work will be undertaken along the REM route, north of Highway 40, on both sides of Saint-Charles Boulevard. This involves geotechnical drilling and the construction of access roads and waiting areas. Also in November, along the West antenna of the project, there will be the foundation work for the pillars of the aerial structure (drilling caisson piles). Minor and short-term barriers could be put in place to continue this work.

For more information, visit rem.info/en/montreal-west