Info-Work - Plan Your Commute
Parks Canada has announced an investment of $170 million until 2021 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.
Arrondissements Lachine and LaSalle
Rehabilitation of the canal walls, between Lafleur and Angrignon bridges
Period: August 5, 2019 to July 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 press release.
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 2019 to May 2020
Notice to users: For more details, please consult the press releases.
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 Le Sud-Ouest – Mill Sector
Temporary closure of the Mill parking.
Period: Until fall 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.
Repairs to the canal’s gates
Period: Mid-July to the beginning of August, 2020
Proponent: Government of Canada
Notice to users: The water level between Locks Nos 1 and 3 will be increased when the work on the doors will be completed.
Rehabilitation work of the Mill Bridge
Location: on and under the Mill Bridge
Period: June to November 2020
Proponent: Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal
Notice to users: Path closed under the bridge. Proposed detour via Wellington Bridge. Cyclists can skip the detour by walking next to their bike on the bridge. 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 the Old-Port of Montréal Website.
Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest
Charlevoix and des Seigneurs Bridges: Decreasing of the allowed weight limits
Period and duration: As of January 2020 for an indefinite period
Notice to users: For the Charlevoix Bridge that crosses the canal at the level of Charlevoix Street, the new load capacity is now 22 tons, 34 tons and 44 tons respectively for vehicles of one unit, two units and three units. For the des Seigneurs Bridge that crosses the canal at the level of des Seigneurs Street, the new load capacity is now 26 tons, 36 tons and 48 tons respectively for vehicles of one unit, two units and three units. Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.
For more details, please consult Press Releases web page.
Arrondissement LaSalle and Lachine
Gauron Bridge: Decreasing of the allowed weight limits
Period and duration: As of June 2018 for an indefinite period
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.