Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Work Near Lock No. 5
A Skilled Worker Ensures the Maintenance Work
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MONTREAL, Quebec, November 20, 2013 - Parks Canada would like to inform the public that work is currently underway near Lock No. 5
at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to repair two underground pipes of 110 metres in length.
The work began on November 18 and will continue until April 2014. People travelling on Du Musée Street are asked to continue to respect the signs indicating a 15-tonne maximum is in effect.
Throughout the work, Parks Canada will collaborate closely with its partners to ensure user safety. Note that this repair work will have no impact on vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
Every year, more than one million people visit the Lachine Canal. This work will improve their visitor experience so they can continue to enjoy this inspiring site while practising their favourite recreational activities safely.
Major Repair Works at the Lafleur Bridge
Lafleur and Gauron Bridges
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MONTREAL, Quebec, October 28, 2013 –
Parks Canada would like to inform the public that work will be carried out on the Lafleur Bridge, which links Dollard Avenue in
LaSalle with Saint-Pierre Avenue in Lachine, to ensure user safety and extend the bridge’s operating life.
The work will take place over a 14-week period, and will affect several aspects of the Lafleur Bridge, including
demolition and reconstruction of certain elements of the bridge deck, replacement of the road surface, partial demolition and
reconstruction of the backwall, replacement of the curbs, and demolition of the loose concrete on the counterweight surfaces.
The work will continue until March 2014. To facilitate the work, the 50-year-old bridge will be completely closed to traffic as of November 20.
Vehicles will therefore be allowed to travel in the opposite direction on the Gauron Bridge, with one lane heading north and the other south.
“Since the Lachine Canal re-opened to recreational boating in 2002,
Parks Canada has continued to help with the revitalization of the southwest sector of Montréal,
said Luc-André Mercier, Director, Quebec Waterways. Throughout the work that will take place from fall 2013 into winter 2014,
Parks Canada wishes to minimize the impact on bridge users. We will therefore encourage them to take the detour routes since there
will be a reduced number of traffic lanes open. That being said, the repair work will not affect traffic on the Lachine Canal’s path.”
Throughout the work, Parks Canada will work closely with its partners to ensure user safety, in addition to providing accurate information so that users can efficiently plan their travel.
This repair work is part of Parks Canada’s ongoing efforts to improve its infrastructure. In 2006, significant work was carried out on the structural elements of the Lafleur Bridge and its neighbour, the Gauron Bridge.
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