Invitation to the next Good Neighbourly Relations Committee meeting and an update on work in Brossard
Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) will hold on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m., the next Good Neighbourly Relations Committee meeting at Nathalie Croteau Community Centre (2210 André Street, Brossard). A nice opportunity for you to get information and ask about current and upcoming work. We hope to see you all there.
Current and upcoming work
As the new Champlain Bridge continues to take shape on the Saint Lawrence, work is visibly advancing on the South Shore as well. Construction of the abutment and its adjoining building is in its final stages. Installation of prefabricated segments and the pre-assembly of the box girders are moving along.
We recently closed a span of Hwy-132 at night to allow delivery of the first pieces of the pier caps, the large W‑shaped structures which will sit on the box girders. To avoid major congestion, further nocturnal closures of Hwy‑132 and the Marie-Victorin service road are expected over the coming months to allow transportation of more parts for the future bridge. These disruptions will be posted on our website: http://www.newchamplain.ca/traffic/traffic-and-detours/
In order to create retention basins and a new link between highways 132 and 10, SSL has obtained the required permits to remove trees between Hwy-10 and Tisserand Street in Brossard (Parc de la Terre). There are about 100 trees that may be cut. Great care has gone into protecting the wetlands and eliminating, in compliance with standards, ash trees attacked by emerald ash borer and phragmites present in the area. SSL is currently studying the best option to reach the work site safely and avoid residential streets. We will keep you informed of any developments.
Noise and air quality reports
In its ongoing efforts to ensure good neighbourly relations with residents, SSL makes frequent checks to make sure noise and air quality standards established in the partnership agreement with the Government of Canada are being met. Our website’s Citizens’ forum tab has a Works and Impacts section where you can read our air quality and sound reports.
With construction of the new Champlain Bridge about to begin its final sprint, work will extend into evenings, nights and weekends and intensify. However, with stricter nocturnal noise criteria, work at night will be restricted to less noisy activities.