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Broacasted May 3, 2019

Rehabilitation of canal walls between George-Étienne-Cartier and Atwater footbridges

Montreal, Quebec, May 3, 2019 Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that work is currently conducted on the south side of the canal over a 813 meter section of the walls, between the Atwater and the George-Étienne-Cartier Footbridges. From May to October 2019, crowning walls will be repaired or replaced to preserve this heritage component essential to the sustainability of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site.

A temporary path is located just a few meters from the actual path, between George-Étienne-Cartier Footbridge and the CN/St-Henri Bridge. During the work, Parks Canada asks the public to exercise caution and comply with construction zones and on-site signage. The safety of users and workers is paramount for Parks Canada.

Parks Canada is working with its community partners to plan and conduct the work. Although there should be minimal impact on the cycling and pedestrian traffic in the area, noise and dust can be a factor for residents and neighboring businesses. Navigation on the canal will not be impacted.

The canal walls are representative elements of the canal’s development and of construction techniques that have been used for over a century and are essential to its overall structure, as they are weight baring and protect the banks. They are also essential to both navigation and the rich and varied activities offered along the banks of the canal.

Parks Canada will provide information on this project through Facebook @LachineCanal and on the “Plan Your Commute”.

Until 2020, Parks Canada is investing close to $170 million at Lachine Canal National Historic Site to rehabilitate several infrastructure elements, including walls, locks, bridges and footbridges and the path lighting system.

 


Broacasted October 10, 2018

Changes to vegetation as part of the work on the canal

A mature tree on the border of canal walls
Example of trees growing in the walls of the Lachine Canal

Montreal, Quebec, October 10, 2018 – Parks Canada is investing nearly $170 million over five years in the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to protect this historic canal and enhance the experience of the more than one million people who visit this exceptional site each year. Until 2020, significant rehabilitation work will be carried out on canal structures, such as walls, locks, bridges, footbridges, weirs, lighting system and heritage buildings. This work will occasionally require the pruning and targeted removal of vegetation such as shrubs and trees.

Parks Canada Agency is recognized as a leader in conservation and built heritage. Its mandate is to protect the historic integrity of the Lachine Canal, but also its surroundings. The decision to move ahead with work on vegetation is made after analyzing the constraints of each infrastructure project. For example, in the case of work done on the canal walls, it is often necessary to dig trenches and remove clusters of vegetation that have grown directly in or near the walls. Therefore, beginning in mid October 2018, Parks Canada is planning to remove nearly 240 trees from the north side of the canal, between Chemin du Musée and the Gauron and Lafleur bridges.

Parks Canada is working with the selected contractors to minimize the work’s environmental impact and to protect existing vegetation. In addition, all infrastructure projects undergo an environmental assessment to ensure that mitigation measures are in place to maintain the ecology of the site and that work is conducted outside bird-nesting and migratory periods.

Once the project is completed, Parks Canada will initiate various activities to revitalize and preserve the Lachine Canal’s vegetation. This includes implementing a re-planting plan. Selected vegetation is re-planted in locations that are deemed suitable to ensure optimal growth and that do not pose a hazard to the integrity of canal elements. Parks Canada takes a number of criteria into consideration when selecting vegetation types or tree species, such as life expectancy, resilience to urban conditions (pollution, drought, soil compaction, presence of industries, etc.), existing flora and fauna, diversity, the specific nature of the area, root system and aesthetics.

Parks Canada recognizes that the tree canopy and extensive greenery are important elements of the Lachine Canal and will continue to implement various measures to re plant trees and restore vegetation to preserve the natural beauty of this heritage site. In the short term, Parks Canada will plant over 50 trees on the south side of the canal, west of the Monk Bridge, in an area where trees and vegetation were removed last year in connection with the rehabilitation work. Further planting will be done once the various projects have been completed. Parks Canada will provide more details once dates and locations are known.

For more information about work that will have an impact on the Lachine Canal’s users and vegetation, please visit the “Plan Your Commute” webpage or subscribe to the @LachineCanal social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.



Broacasted October 5, 2018

Canal wall repairs and replacement of the Hall footbridge

Montréal, Québec, October 5, 2018 – Parks Canada is starting a number of infrastructure projects resulting in a temporary reconfiguration of the path and public roads in various sectors around the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. The safety of the public and contractors on-site is a priority for Parks Canada. While the work is carried out, Parks Canada asks the public to exercise caution and comply with work zones and signage. More information on the construction as well as detour plans are available on Parks Canada’s website: parkscanada.gc.ca/lachinecanal-work.

Impact on traffic between 18th and 21st Avenue in Lachine, along Saint-Joseph Boulevard:
Repair work on the walls of the Old Canal, which include the removal of three trees whose roots are causing structural damage to the canal walls, began in September 2018 and will continue until March 2019. During this period, traffic flow will be reduced to one lane on Saint-Joseph Boulevard between 17th and 21st Avenues. The east/west traffic flow will be intermittent, with traffic lights placed at the extremities of the work area. Motorists may also choose one of the following alternate detours: westbound via 16th Avenue, Notre-Dame Street and 24th Avenue or eastbound via 25th Avenue, Notre-Dame Street and 15th Avenue. Additionally, for the entire duration of the work, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Avenues will be closed, with the exception of residents who live on these identified streets, and access to Saint-Joseph Boulevard will not be permitted.

Closing of the path between Museum Road and Dollard Avenue in LaSalle:

Repairs will soon be carried out on the walls of the south side of the Lachine Canal, between Museum Road and Dollard Avenue in LaSalle. A detour will be set up to redirect cyclists to the public road network north of the canal in the Lachine Borough. From October 2018 to January 2019, the canal walls will be repaired or replaced in order to preserve this heritage property. In addition, related work along the banks and paths of the canal are expected to be conducted in April and May 2019.

Closing of the path between Des Seigneurs and Allée des Barges Streets:

Parks Canada will soon begin work required to replace the Hall Footbridge on the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. From mid-October to mid-November 2018, this infrastructure work will require the closing of the Canal path located on the north side, between Des Seigneurs and Allée des Barges, in the South-West borough. During the work, path users are asked to follow a detour via the path on the south side of the canal, between Wellington Street Bridge to the east, and lock No 3 to the west.

Parks Canada makes every effort to minimize disruptions caused by infrastructure projects along the Lachine Canal. When this work has an impact on users, Parks Canada communicates in a variety of ways, including the @LachineCanal social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and online on the Info-Work – Plan Your Commute web page.

Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion over 5 years to support infrastructure improvements to national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas. As part of this, nearly $170 million will be invested in Lachine Canal National Historic Site to upgrade several structural elements of the waterway and enhance the experience of the more than one million people who visit this unique site every year.


Broadcasted September 28, 2018

Temporary closure of Des Seigneurs tunnel

cyclist taking a turn on Lachine canal path

Montréal (Québec), September 28, 2018 – Parks Canada wishes to inform the population that rehabilitation works of the path are currently realised at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. These infrastructure works will result in the closing of Des Seigneurs tunnel, located on the north side of the canal under Des Seigneur Street, from September 30 to October 19, 2018. During the works, users are asked to follow a detour via Des Seigneurs Street, weir No 3 and lock No 3.

Parks Canada plans infrastructure work by prioritizing the safety of users and workers. We ask everyone to be careful in the area of work, obey the signs in place, and use the suggested detour or other safe alternatives for travel in this area.

Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion over five years to support infrastructure work within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas. As part of this, nearly $170 million is being invested in the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to upgrade several structural elements of the waterway, and thus enhance the experience of the more than one million people who visit this exceptional site each year.

For more information about ongoing and future work on the Lachine Canal, consult the @LachineCanal social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and the webpage “Info-Work: Plan Your Commute


Broadcasted June 13, 2018

Decreasing of the allowed weight limits on the Gauron Bridge, connecting the Lachine and LaSalle boroughs (at Saint-Pierre and Dollard Avenues)

Pont Gauron

Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that the weight limits for heavy vehicles on the Gauron Bridge has been revised to 24 tons, 30 tons and 36 tons respectively for vehicles of one (1) unit, two (2) and three (3) units. This measure results from a reevaluation of the load bearing capacity of the infrastructure which established that the allowed weight limits on the bridge must be reduced. Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.

The Gauron Bridge crosses the Lachine Canal southbound and connects the Lachine Borough (north of the canal) and the LaSalle Borough (south of the canal) at Saint-Pierre and Dollard Avenues. The Lafleur Bridge, adjacent to the Gauron Bridge, which carries Dollard Avenue northbound, is not affected by the measure.

The Gauron Bridge does not present safety issues for drivers, pedestrians nor cyclists. The reassessment of the allowed weight limits is a measure to prevent the deterioration of infrastructures.

The new weight limits on the Gauron Bridge will be posted on new traffic signage on the main roads leading to the infrastructure (Notre-Dame Street, Saint-Pierre Avenue) to inform drivers of this new standard.

Parks Canada assures to provide quality infrastructure in the sites it administers, including the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, which includes bridges, footbridges and various buildings.

Information about the Lachine Canal is communicated in a variety of ways, including through the @LachineCanal social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and online on the Info-Work – Plan Your Commute web page


Broadcasted April 11, 2018 

Parks Canada and Lachine borough update on the closing of the Old Canal and sidewalk of Saint-Joseph Boulevard between 18th and 21st Avenues

For several weeks, the Old Canal of Lachine and surrounding areas have been closed for preventive reasons between 18th and 21st Avenues. A fence was installed along the site and the sidewalk on the south side of Saint-Joseph Boulevard in order to temporarily prevent access by pedestrians and maintenance crews. In addition, boarding recreational boats will not permitted in this part of the Old canal. Floating safety barriers were installed under the bridges defining this sector from east to west. Automobile traffic on Saint-Joseph Boulevard is not affected by these measures. The bridges spanning the canal, as well as the Promenade Père-Marquette are open and safe for both pedestrians and cyclists.

The decision to temporarily close the area bordering the canal in this sector was taken by Parks Canada for preventive reasons after observing signs of movement in a section of the Old Canal wall. Although additional repairs are planned for October 2018. The priority at this time is to secure the sector and prohibit access. The Borough of Lachine and Parks Canada continue to collaborate on this matter to ensure the safety and well-being of users.

For more detail, go to Info-work - Plan your commute page.


Broadcasted November 17, 2017 

Week of November 20, 2017: Temporary Closure of the Atwater Bridge

Parks Canada wishes to inform you that the Atwater Footbridge will be closed for a period of five (5) days during the week of November 20, 2017.

An integral part of the Canal for over thirty years, the Atwater Footbridge is one of the busiest crossings on the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. In order to extend its utility and provide access to the thousands of visitors who use it every year, the footbridge will be undergoing rehabilitation work in the coming years. In order to adequately prepare for the upcoming work, drilling will be carried out on the structure during the week of November 20, 2017, requiring its temporary closure for approximately five (5) days. Once samples are taken, the footbridge will be accessible again and can be used safely.

Parks Canada has planned the work to minimize impacts on visitors by performing them outside of standard operations and maintenance periods at Lachine Canal National Historic Site.
Street detours via Charlevoix and Bridge Street will be proposed and posted near the North and South accesses to the footbridge to facilitate the movement of pedestrians and cyclists during this period.

Please note that the drilling schedule may vary slightly depending on weather conditions.

south acces detour
South Access Detour
north access detour
North Access Detour

Broadcasted October 4, 2017

Temporary closure of canal banks and pathway Lachine Canal national historic site

Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that from October 2017 until December 2019, certain areas of the Lachine Canal banks, including the pathway, will be temporarily closed to allow the completion of various rehabilitation work projects.

Southwest Sector: rehabilitation of retaining walls

Starting in late September 2017, there will be a closure of the north side of the Lachine Canal, between the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Footbridge and Lock No. 4 (also called the Côte-Saint-Paul Lock). This temporary closure will remain in effect until December 2019 and is necessary for the rehabilitation of the canal’s retaining walls. This work includes moving Hydro-Québec poles and the removal of vegetation. While this work is being done, bank and pathway users are encouraged to use the south side of the Canal by crossing over the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge (Beaudoin Street) to the east and the temporary bridge installed at lock No. 4 to the west. Signage with the detour map are installed along the perimeter of the worksite.

Southwest, LaSalle and Lachine sectors: rehabilitation of the lighting system and of retaining walls

At the beginning of October 2017, Parks Canada will begin rehabilitation of the Canal pathway lighting system, between the Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge (located under Highway 15) in the Southwest and du Musée Road in Lachine. The work will continue until spring 2018 and will require a full or partial pathway closure in this area. While work is in progress, pathway users are encouraged to use the municipal bike path network and other safe alternative routes.
In addition, from October 2017 until April 2018, Parks Canada will be doing rehabilitation work on the retaining walls between the Monk Bridge in the Southwest and the Notre-Dame Footbridge (to the west of Irwin Street) in LaSalle. This work involves at times a detour from the path along the edge of the usual route.

The safety of workers and the public is Parks Canada’s top priority. We ask everyone to exercise caution and to adapt their movements in a safe manner by respecting signage and using the detours in place or the municipal bike path network.

Parks Canada is committed to the sustainability of historic canals and is investing more than 170 million dollars over five years at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. This work is part of the unprecedented 3 billion dollars Parks Canada is investing over five years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.

Through infrastructure investments, Parks Canada is protecting and preserving our treasured places while supporting local economies, contributing to growth in the tourism sector, and strengthening their appeal as destinations to celebrate our nation.


Broadcasted June 20, 2017


Workers with orange vest working on a big wall

Rehabilitation of the walls of the Lachine Canal in the Sud-Ouest borough

Parks Canada will shortly begin major rehabilitation work on the walls of the Lachine Canal located in the Sud-Ouest borough. This work is being done in order to ensure the sustainability of these structures that are necessary for navigation in the Canal and for the rich and varied activities offered along the banks, and also to ensure a safe and quality visit experience for users.

Upstream of the Des Seigneurs bridge

Beginning in the month of August 2017, a section of about 680 meters of wall will be replaced upstream of the Des Seigneurs bridge on the south side of the canal, and between Dominion and George-Vanier Streets on the north side. This work will result in a slight re-routing of the canal path until December 2017 (see the map below).
Work are road map

Between Lock No. 4 and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier footbridge

Work will also be done between Lock No. 4 (also called the Côte-Saint-Paul lock) and the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge and will include the removal of vegetation, the relocation of Hydro-Québec poles, the excavation of soil and the rehabilitation of the canal walls.

Extending over a 28 month period, this major project was initiated in July 2017 with the removal of vegetation at targeted locations along the Canal and will continue in August with the relocation of the electrical line by Hydro-Québec. Impediments are to be expected near the work zones.

Next, starting in October 2017, rehabilitation work will begin on a 915 metre section of the wall, which will require the complete closure of a northern portion of the canal path located between Lock No. 4 and the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge until December 2019. Access to the path and the south side of this portion will be made possible by the temporary footbridge installed at Lock No. 4. Users of the path in this sector will have to follow the temporary track to continue moving about normally on the path.

More details on this work will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Parks Canada has planned this work so as to minimize the impact on all users and residents and asks everyone to make allowances and exercise caution in addition to complying with the temporary signage.

Broadcasted May 8, 2017 

[UPDATE] Construction of the Lachine Canal Bridge by KPH Turcot : temporary reopening of the south side of the Lachine Canal path until July 2017

To allow the beams of the future Lachine Canal Bridge to be installed above the canal, KPH Turcot must direct the users of the Lachine Canal toward the path located on the south side of the Lachine Canal, which will be temporarily reopened until July 2017.

During this period, occasional night closures, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., will be required in order to carry out work in the Saint-Patrick Street area. While these obstructions are in place, cyclists and pedestrians will be invited to use the sidewalk on the south side of Saint-Patrick Street, between Cabot Street and Avenue de l’Église

Streetmap of Chemin Cote-Saint-Paul showing the previously explained detour.

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@transports.gouv.qc.ca or consult www.turcot.gouv.qc.ca/en/ 


Broadcasted March 20, 2017 

Canadian National work and detours on the Lachine Canal’s path

Starting the week of March 20, 2017, Canadian National (CN) will begin work under the railway bridge crossing the Lachine Canal to the east of Wellington Street. The objective of this work is to repair the subsidence located behind the bridge abutments on each side of the canal.

This work will require the closing of the north and south sections of the Lachine Canal’s path under the railway bridge. Detours will be put in place by the CN to maintain the flow of traffic.

The work is expected to be spread over a period of four to six weeks and be completed by mid-May 2017. All users are asked to exercise caution and to follow the routes indicated by the signage.

For any questions about this project, please contact the CN at 1-888-888-5909.


Broadcasted March 10, 2017 

Vegetation clearing in and near the Lachine Canal’s walls

Preparatory work for repairs on the Lachine Canal walls to start.

Parks Canada will begin to clear vegetation from the retaining walls on the north and south sides of the Lachine Canal, between the Gauron and Lafleur bridges and the Des Seigneurs Bridge. The removal of the vegetation will allow for necessary repairs on the canal walls to ensure the long-term preservation of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site.

Walls of the Lachine Canal Major repairs have been carried out on the walls of the Lachine Canal, and more work is planned for the next few years.
© Parks Canada

The retaining walls are representative elements of the canal’s development and construction techniques used over the course of a century. They are also a necessary asset for navigational purposes and to support the rich and diversified activities offered along the banks of the Lachine Canal.

The tree cover along the Lachine Canal and the abundant greenery in and along the retaining walls has grown considerably over the past few years, and is impeding their safeguarding and maintenance. To protect the retaining walls and enable repairs over the next few years, Parks Canada will begin removing the vegetation in specific areas of the Lachine Canal.

As part of this work, several ash trees affected by the invasive emerald ash borer will also be removed. Parks Canada is working with stakeholders, including local boroughs, taking necessary action to prevent the emerald ash borer infestation from spreading and to ensure the protection of the environment and the public, while continuing to identify the best possible solutions to control the spread of this insect.

Parks Canada is working on developing an action plan to ensure the long-term maintenance of the vegetation cover at the Lachine Canal, to preserve the canal’s natural beauty while protecting the historic integrity of this exceptional site. In this regard, mitigation measures, which may include planting trees in suitable locations, will be put in place once the walls have been repaired, to limit the environmental impacts of this work.

The clearing of the vegetation will begin in March 2017 and will take several weeks. It will be performed outside the nesting periods of migratory birds. The Lachine Canal’s path may at times be obstructed because of the work and all work areas will be marked off with traffic cones. Parks Canada asks everyone to exercise caution and to obey the temporary signage.


Broadcasted January 27, 2017 

Parks Canada is undertaking work on the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Temporary closure of the footbridge planned for February 2017

Work will be undertaken on the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to ensure its sustainability, while guaranteeing a quality and safe visitor experience to the users of the Lachine Canal. Included in the work is the rehabilitation of the deck, the expansion joints and the abutments, as well as the cleaning and painting of the steel structure.

The Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge at the Lachine Canal The Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge at the Lachine Canal
© Parks Canada

This important project, which will last about 12 weeks, will begin in February and will require the complete closure of the footbridge until early May 2017. Parks Canada will install a temporary footbridge near Lock No. 4, to ensure continued access from one side of the canal to the other in this sector while the work is ongoing.

Parks Canada has planned this work, during the winter and early spring months, so as to minimize the impact on all users and residents. The public is asked to exercise patience and caution in addition to respecting the temporary signage.

Parks Canada is committed to the sustainability of historic canals and nearby communities and is investing more than $173 million over five years at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. The projects completed as part of this investment will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor facilities, helping Canadians to connect with our natural and cultural heritage, while supporting the regional economy and contributing to the growth of the tourism sector over the long-term.

Detour and temporary footbridge

Detour and temporary footbridge during the work at the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge at the Lachine Canal © Parks Canada / Map data © 2017 Google

Broadcasted November 21, 2016

Work by the City of Montréal on Saint-Patrick Street

The City of Montréal is working on rebuilding a sewer pipe and water mains, along with road and lighting infrastructures on Saint-Patrick Street between Charlevoix Street and Atwater Avenue until November 2017.

This work will result in partial obstructions and closures of stretches of Saint-Patrick Street, as well as the reconfiguration of the Lachine Canal’s path in the area near Charlevoix Street. Deviations of the path are to be expected.

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 and detours indicated by the signage.

For any question on this work, please phone the Info-Travaux Hotline at 514-872-3777. When planning your travels, please consult http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/chantiers (in French only) or follow the www.twitter.com/Mtl_Circulation.


Broadcasted November 21, 2016 

Repair work on the retaining walls, Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Work has begun on the retaining walls located on the south side of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, between Monk Bridge and Irwin Street, and between Léger and Lapierre streets. The purpose of this work is to repair and replace sections of the retaining walls to ensure the preservation of this heritage asset. Work will continue until the end of March 2017.

Parks Canada is carrying out work on the Lachine Canal’s retaining walls Parks Canada is carrying out work on the Lachine Canal’s retaining walls
© Parks Canada
Workers on the Lachine Canal’s retaining walls
Other workers on the Lachine Canal’s retaining walls

The retaining walls are representative elements of the canal’s development and construction techniques used over the course of a century and are essential to its overall structure, as they hold back the weight of the earth and protect the banks. They are also a necessary asset for both navigational purposes and to support the rich and diversified activities offered along the banks.

This work will require the removal of approximately twenty trees, most of which are ash trees affected by the invasive emerald ash borer. These trees are located along the walls, in areas where the repairs are being carried out, and pose a threat to the long-term preservation of the canal walls.

Parks Canada will remove vegetation in a targeted manner, ensuring the preservation of trees of ecological value, as well as maintaining those that are located away from work area and of no threat to the walls. Mitigation measures for maintaining vegetation cover at the Lachine Canal, such as the planting of new trees at locations deemed appropriate, will be implemented to reduce the environmental impact of this work. In this way, Parks Canada is working to preserve the natural beauty of the canal while protecting the historical integrity of this exceptional site.

Parks Canada is investing more than $173 million over five years in the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, as part of its $3 billion infrastructure investment to support national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas. This major investment will make it possible to upgrade numerous structural elements of the waterway, ensuring a safe and high-quality experience for the more than one million people who visit the site each year, while supporting local economies and contributing to the growth of the tourism industry.


Broadcasted October 7, 2016

Work on the LaSalle-Coke Crane, Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Parks Canada is carrying out work 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.

The LaSalle-Coke on the shore of the Lachine Canal Today, the LaSalle-Coke Crane is the only remnant of a structure used for the unloading of ships still present along the Lachine Canal

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.


Broadcasted March, 2016

Construction of the Lachine Canal Bridge by KPH Turcot

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.


Broadcasted June 25, 2015 

Work by the City of Montréal on the structure of the Bonaventure Expressway

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

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