Notice to residents : increase in Construction Activities (L’Île-des-Sœurs)
Announced in last April, the intensification of construction activities for the new Champlain Bridge is getting more and more obvious for the residents of L’Île-des-Sœurs. The work and the increased presence of our teams in the field demonstrate this and we are working to minimize the impacts associated with our work.
Current and upcoming work for the fall
Work on the Île-des-Sœurs Boulevard overpass is scheduled for the fall. After a series of meetings with various stakeholders, the initial scenario, which foresaw the closure of the A15 North ramp from Pointe-Nord for a 12 months period, was reviewed. In collaboration with the City of Montreal, the borough of Verdun and Infrastructure Canada notably, SSL is working to implement a safe solution for the continuation of work in the area, while maintaining the A15 North access ramp open.
Also in the fall, preliminary work is planned for René-Lévesque Boulevard on L’Île-des-Sœurs, as part of the construction of the three overpasses for the new link to the future Champlain Bridge, which will require partial closure of the boulevard until early winter 2018. As for what comes after, we are still in talks with our public partner, Infrastructure Canada, borough of Verdun and the City of Montreal.
In the same area, drilling operations have begun for the pedestrian tunnel of the future REM (Metropolitan Electric Network) station. We are closely monitoring the noise generated by these activities to ensure that the noise criteria set out in the partnership agreement with the Government of Canada are met. Please note that pile drilling activities in the area will continue until mid-fall, Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and sometimes Saturday and Sunday, if necessary.
With respect to the new Île-des-Sœurs bridge and the road links between it and the new Champlain Bridge, excavation, embankment and retaining walls activities will be completed in the coming months, thus raising the level of activity in the sector. A closure of the exit 57-S is planned for approximately two months, with a detour path through the exit 57 N. The reconfigured A15 South will open partially during the fall, followed by A15 North in 2018.
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. However, the noise criteria being more severe during night time, this work will be limited to less noisy activities.
Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) invites you to a community picnic on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parc de l’Esplanade de la Pointe-Nord on L’Île-des-Sœurs. Corn on the cob, hot dogs and beverages will be served, and there will be inflatable game and makeup for kids. It will be a friendly get-together and a good chance to chat with the SSL team.
Good Neighbourly Relations Committee
Please note that Infrastructure Canada and Signature on the St. Lawrence have agreed to postpone the two Good Neighbourly Relations committees scheduled during the municipal election campaign. The committee on Monday, September 25 in Brossard and the committee on October 11 in Île-des-Sœurs will be postponed after November 5. We will be releasing the new dates in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Also, the public information meeting to be held on September 27 at the Elgar Center was canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date if necessary. We will keep you informed of developments