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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.

Detour: construction of the Lachine Canal bridge
Download the plan of the detour of the Lachine Canal bridge
(PDF 361 Kb)

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 turcot.commentaires@mtq.gouv.qc.ca, or consult www.turcot.gouv.qc.ca.


Work to Charlevoix and Des Seigneurs tunnels

Montréal (Quebec), February 24, 2016 – In March 2016, Parks Canada will begin work at the Charlevoix and Des Seigneurs tunnels in order to complete the rehabilitation of the drainage systems and thus ensure the safe passage of the thousands of users that use these two tunnels each year. A first phase of the work on the drainage systems was completed in December 2015.

The complete closure of the tunnels will be necessary for a maximum period of 4 weeks, until the end of March 2016.

While the work is underway, users are asked to take the clearly marked detours. To ensure a safe and pleasant passage, Parks Canada asks for the public’s cooperation in exercising patience and caution, in addition to respecting the temporary signage in place.

Detour for the Charlevoix Tunnel
Detour for the Charlevoix Tunnel
© Parks Canada / OpenStreetMap contributors
Detour for the Des Seigneurs Tunnel
Detour for the Des Seigneurs Tunnel
© Parks Canada / OpenStreetMap contributors

Replacement of poles along the Lachine Canal by Hydro-Québec

Montréal (Quebec), February 18, 2016 – In order to meet an increasing demand for electricity and ensure the long-term sustainability of its distribution system, Hydro-Québec must replace some sixty wooden poles along the Lachine Canal, between Atwater Avenue and Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul. This work will cause hindrances and deviations of the Lachine Canal’s path close to the work zones.

Work should start in February 2016 and end in spring 2016. Appropriate signage will be put in place during each step of the work. Signalers will be present when necessary to guide users of the Lachine Canal’s path.

For any questions regarding this projet, please call Hydro-Québec’s Info-project hotline at 514-385-8888, extension 3462.


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 info-travaux@ville.montreal.qc.ca