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


Arrondissement Ville-Marie

Location: south side of the canal, on the section of the path along Mill Street, just in front of De la Commune Street

Period: November 18, 2019 to January 2020

Proponent: Hydro-Québec

Notice to users: Traffic will be restricted on the path. To ensure a safe and pleasant passage, Parks Canada asks for everyone’s support and cooperation in exercising patience and caution and in respecting the temporary signs.

For more details, please consult What’s new web page.

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

A portion of the path located between Vinet and Charlevoix Streets will remain temporarily fenced off for safety reasons until a traffic lights is installed later this fall at Charlevoix.

Location: On the North side of the canal, between Vinet and Charlevoix Streets.

Period: November to December 2019.

Notice to users: For more details, please consult the What's new.

View the new path section plans.

 

Arrondissement Lachine

Construction of a launching ramp for maintenance and emergency services near Lock No 5 / Chemin du Musée.

Period: November 1 to 22, 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: Risk of vehicles in circulation on Chemin du Musée. Parks Canada asks for everyone’s support and cooperation in exercising patience and caution and in respecting the temporary signs.

 

Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest

Construction of the approaches of the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge. Installation of a roundabout, improvement of the lighting system, addition of furniture, plantings of trees and bushes.

Period: October 18, 2019 to December 20, 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: Complete closure of the footbridge during the work. Users are asked to use the Atwater and Lock No. 4 footbridges to cross the canal. To ensure a safe and pleasant passage, Parks Canada asks for everyone’s support and cooperation in exercising patience and caution and in respecting the temporary signs.

Construction of the approaches of the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier footbridge

 

Arrondissements Ville-Marie and Le Sud-Ouest

Infrastructure work on the Lachine Canal walls between Lock No. 3 and Wellington Bridge, and between Côte-Saint-Paul and Monk Bridges. Detour for pedestrian and cyclists via Wellington Bridge. 

Period: Mid-October 2019 to May 2020

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: A detour for the pedestrians will be put in place via the Wellington Bridge. Cyclists will we redirected to the Mill Bridge. Please comply with the traffic signs.

For more information, please consult the What's new

Détour pour les piétons - Detour for the pedestrians
Détour pour les cyclistes - Detour for the cyclists

 

Arrondissements Lachine and LaSalle

Rehabilitation of the canal walls, between Lafleur and Angrignon bridges

Period: August 5, 2019 to June 2020

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: To ensure the safety of users and workers, the entire area will be closed for the duration of the work. Parks Canada recommends that cyclists follow the signs installed near the site that will redirect them mainly to the Les Berges (along LaSalle Blvd.) and the Canal de l’Aqueduc municipal bicycle paths (along Champlain Blvd.).  

For more information, please consult the Info-Work.

Lafleur and Angrignon bridges detour

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Rehabilitation of canal walls, between George-Étienne-Cartier and Atwater Footbridges

Period: May 6 to the end of October, 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: 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, please exercise caution and comply with construction zones and on-site signage.

For more details, please consult the Info-Work.

 

Arrondissement Sud-Ouest

Temporary deviation of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Charlevoix and Island Streets for safety reasons.

Notice to users: Third party work forces the deviation of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Island and Charlevoix streets for an indefinite period. Please comply with on-site signage.

 

Arrondissement Ville-Marie

Construction work on the elevated structure of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM). Closure of the path on the Wellington bridge – flaggers will assist with the traffic flow. 

Period: April 7 to the end of December, 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 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 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.



Deviation of the Lachine Canal path in the Gadbois sector, under Highway 15

Period: January 27 to winter 2020

Work: Reconstruction of the Turcot interchange

Proponent: Ministère des Transports

Notice to users: Closures are expected in the area in the coming weeks, including a deviation of the Lachine Canal path. 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 2020

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.