Parks Canada has announced an investment of $170 million over the next five years for the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to upgrade its facilities and thus enhance the overall experience of more than a million people who visit the site annually.

In parallel to this major work, sites related to external projects affect the infrastructure of the Lachine Canal as well as its users. On this page, you will find information related to the work that has an impact on users of the path and the banks.

Ongoing Work


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Work zone
Closed section
Suggested detour
Zones with obstructions

Ongoing work


Arrondissements Lachine, LaSalle and Le Sud-Ouest

Vegetation removal on the north side of the canal, between the Lafleur Bridge and the LaSalle-Coke crane, and on the south side, between George-Étienne-Cartier and Atwater footbridges.

Period: March 25 to April 12, 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: Please comply with on-site signage.

For more details, please consult the Info-Work.

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Rehabilitation of the Atwater Footbridge

Location: Atwater Footbridge

Period: Mid-February to Mid-April, 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

For more details, please consult the Info-Works.

 

Arrondissement Lachine

Rehabilitation of the canal walls on the north side, between Chemin du Musée and Avenue Dollard

Period: October 2018 to December 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada.

Notice to users: Please comply with on-site signage. Trees will have to be felled as part of this work.

For more details, please consult the information bulletin.

 

Arrondissement Sud-Ouest

Rehabilitation of the canal walls

Location: Along the canal on the north side, between the Angrignon Boulevard and the Notre-Dame footbridge

Period: October 2018 to April 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

 

Arrondissement Lachine

Rehabilitation of the canal walls and planting of 99 trees

Location:

  • Work on the walls: Along the canal on the south side, between the Senkus footbridge and the LaSalle-Coke Crane
  • Planting: on the south side, between the Gauron-Lafleur Bridges and the Monk Bridge

Period: October 2018 to May 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

 

Arrondissement Ville-Marie

Construction work on the elevated structure of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM)

Lachine Canal path closed on the north side, between Wellington and De la Commune

Period: End of October 2018 to fall 2019

Proponent: CDPQ Infra

Notice to users: On-site detour suggestion, please comply with the traffic signs.

For more information, visit the site of the Réseau express métropolitain or the press release.

 

Arrondissement LaSalle

Rehabilitation of the canal walls between Chemin Du Musée and Avenue Dollard in LaSalle.

Period: October 11, 2018 to January 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada.

Notice to users: Please comply with on-site signage and use the suggested detour to the public road network north of the canal in the Lachine Borough.

For more details, please consult the press release.

 

Arrondissement LaSalle

Rehabilitation of the canal walls along St.Joseph Boulevard, between 18th and 21st Avenues in Old Lachine.

Period: September 2018 to March 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada.

Notice to users: Alternating traffic in one direction at a time on boul. Saint Joseph. Please respect the signs in place or use the detour options also proposed.

For more details, please consult the press release.

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Building of visitor experience facilities: construction of a new pathway section, a service building and event venues

Location: North side of the canal, between Atwater Avenue and Des Seigneurs Street.

Duration: August 2018 to August 2019.

For more details, read the announcement. 

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest – Saint-Henri and Côte-Saint-Paul Sectors

Closure of the path on the north side of the Canal between the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Footbridge and the Lock No 4 (Côte-Saint-Paul Lock); detour via the path on the south side of the Canal.

Period: October 2017 to December 2019

Work: Repairs to the walls of the canal on the north side.

Proponent: Government of Canada.

Notice to users: Path not accessible on the north side. Detour set up on the south side of the path, in the same sector, crossing the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Footbridge (Beaudoin Street) to the east and the temporary footbridge at Lock No. 4 (de la Côte-Saint-Paul) to the west. Please, comply with the traffic signs in place.

Read the announcement for more details.

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest – Turcot Interchange Sector

detour plan

Closure of Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul and of the Lachine Canal path on the north side between Monk Boulevard and Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul

Period: January 7 to end of February 2019



Closure of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge and Cabot Street and closure of the Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge

Period: January 27 to end of February 2019

Work: Reconstruction of the Turcot interchange

Proponent: Ministère des Transports

Notice to users: On-site detour suggestions. Please comply with the traffic signs.

For more information, visit the website of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports.

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest – Mill Sector

Temporary closure of the Mill parking.

Period: until May 2019.

Work: Mobilization linked to the work done at Parks Canada workshops on Mill Street.

Proponent: Government of Canada.

Notice to users: parking unavailable. Please use another place to park your vehicle.


Others

Arrondissement LaSalle and Lachine 

Gauron Bridge: Decreasing of the allowed weight limits

Period and duration: As of June 2018 for an indeterminate duration.

Notice to users: 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. Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.

Read the information bulletin for more details.