Invitation to the Good Neighbourly Relations Committee and update on traffic management and work in progress – Île-des-Soeurs.

Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) reminds you that the next Good Neighbourly Relations Committee will be held on November 28 at 7:00 pm at the Elgar Center on L’Île-des-Sœurs. During this committee, the following topics will be on the agenda:

  • Work in progress and to come for winter 2017/2018
  • Traffic management update
  • Update on permanent anti-noise barriers.

Come in large numbers to inform yourself on the various issues and ask questions to our team but also to the other partner members of the Committee, namely Infrastructure Canada, the City of Montreal and the boroughs of Verdun and Le Sud-Ouest.


Update on traffic management

René-Lévesque Boulevard

With respect to the long-term complete closure of René-Lévesque Boulevard at Pointe-Nord, which had raised concerns amongst residents, SSL will maintain a lane during rush hours on weekdays, for the duration of the works until 2019. Some exceptions are expected, but will be communicated in advance. In collaboration with the City of Montreal, the Borough of Verdun and Infrastructure Canada, SSL is refining the chosen solution to ensure the safety of all, in view of the work that will intensify in this sector over the next few months. In particular, SSL is looking at alternatives for pedestrians to transit through the area and once an option is selected, it will be communicated to you.


Development work on the l’Île-des-Soeurs boulevard

In order to maintain the fluidity of l’Île-des-Sœurs entrances and exits during the construction activities to come, SSL has begun optimization work on l’Île-des-Sœurs Boulevard and its roundabout entrance to the intersection of the street Place du Commerce.

The installation of a traffic light giving access to vehicles from Pointe-Nord to the A15 South from l’Île-des-Sœurs Boulevard, as well as the two-lane widening of certain accesses are planned to be completed by the end of the year. Some trees have had to be relocated or cut in order to carry out these improvements, but SSL has sought to minimize the number of trees affected by this work and will  replant them in the same area once the work is completed.

Since November 13, part of the pedestrian and bicycle crossing on the north-east side of the intersection is closed for more than a year. This sector cannot be kept in the new configuration to ensure the safety of users. The other pedestrian and cycle crossings of the crossroads are maintained. The access to the Champlain Bridge from Île-des-Soeurs boulevard is also closed since that date. From now on, motorists wishing to access the Champlain Bridge from Pointe-Sud have to use the entrance from René Lévesque boulevard in front of the fire hall.

In order to proceed with the development work, the complete closure of the Île-des-Soeurs boulevard in the Northbound direction and the approach to the roundabout of Place du Commerce, is planned for the following weekends : November 17 to 20 and November 24 to 27, starting on Friday at 10 pm and ending on Monday at 5 am.



Other points on mobility
With the exception of disruptions related to the redevelopment of L’Île-des-Sœurs boulevard, no other hindrance is to be expected in the short term. Here is a reminder of the closures planned, canceled or postponed to 2018:
• Maintenance of the A15 North access ramp from Pointe-Nord.
• Opening of the new L’Île-des-Soeurs bridge planned for 2018.


Work schedule

Since the end of the summer, SSL has accelerated the pace for the construction of the new Champlain Bridge, meaning that work could 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.


Noise management on work site

In its ongoing efforts to ensure good neighbourly relations with residents, SSL makes frequent checks to make sure noise 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 take note of our noise monitoring results.