Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Upcoming Work on the LaSalle-Coke Crane, Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Montréal (Quebec), October 7, 2016 - Work will be carried out on the LaSalle-Coke Crane, located on the south side of the Lachine Canal, near Trinitaires Boulevard in LaSalle. The purpose of this work is to improve the condition and stability of this historic structure, with the aim of increasing its life span.
Today, the LaSalle-Coke Crane is the only remnant of a structure used for the unloading of ships still present along the Lachine Canal
© Parks Canada
As a first step, work will begin with dismantling of the electromechanical equipment cabins, which will lighten the crane to maintain it in a safe condition. This work will begin in October 2016 and is expected to be complete in November 2016. During this process, on occasion barriers may be placed on Saint-Patrick Street and Parks Canada asks the public to exercise patience and caution, in addition to respecting temporary signage in place.
Once the work of removing the excess weight is completed, Parks Canada will then analyze the structure’s condition to determine and plan the required next steps in this project. More information will be provided in due course.
A major landmark of the Lachine Canal’s landscape, the LaSalle-Coke Crane was used by LaSalle Gas Works for its manufactured gas production plant. Built around 1914, this steel structure was used to unload the coal that was used to power the plant. Operational until 1967, the LaSalle-Coke Crane is one of the last structures from the commercial-shipping period of the industries of the Lachine Canal and is one of the last remaining examples of coal-unloading cranes in Canada and around the world.
Construction of the Lachine Canal Bridge by KPH Turcot
Montréal (Quebec), March 18, 2016 – Construction of the Lachine Canal Bridge’s foundations will begin this spring. The work will be carried out by KPH Turcot as part of the reconstruction work of the Turcot Interchange. This major project will require the closure of the southern (March 2016) and northern (Fall 2016) sections of the Lachine Canal’s path situated under Autoroute 15.
As of March 14, 2016, the section of the path located between Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge and Eadie Street will be inaccessible. Pedestrians and cyclists will be invited to use the George-Étienne-Cartier Footbridge to access the path on the north side of the Lachine Canal.
Download the plan of the detour of the Lachine Canal bridge
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As of Fall 2016, the section of the path located on the north side will also be closed. A detour will be put in place on the asphalt strip located at the north of the chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul.
This important work will result in the deviation of the Lachine Canal’s path until 2019.
Various measures will be put in place by KPH Turcot to ensure the flow of traffic and the safety of users in the area as the work site progresses. Users are asked to exercise caution and follow the routes proposed by the signage.
For more information on this work, please contact the Turcot Project team at 514-873-1372 or email@example.com, or consult www.turcot.gouv.qc.ca.
Work by the City of Montréal on the structure of the Bonaventure Expressway
Montréal (Quebec), June 25, 2015 - The City of Montréal is continuing its work on the northern portion of the Bonaventure Expressway, resulting in a deviation of the portion of the Lachine Canal path which is located on de la Commune Street, under the Bonaventure Expressway, from July to November 2015 and 2016.
Various measures have been put in place to ensure the flow of traffic in the area as the work site progresses. The City of Montréal asks users to exercise caution and to follow the optional routes proposed by the signage.
When planning your travels, please consult http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/chantiers and communicate with the Info-Travaux Hotline for any and all questions at 514-872-3777 or 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org