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Construction of REM stations Canora and Mont-Royal

Construction activities
May 2019 From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Montréal (Centre and Airport)

Nature of work

Construction continues on the west track at the future Canora and Mont-Royal stations, and on May 21, a new phase of construction began on the east side, with the suspension of exo’s service. Some work will be done alternating between the stations, while other work will be done simultaneously. Please be advised that the work will continue through the construction holiday, July 21 to August 3, 2019.

 

Anticipated work sequence and primary impacts

The schedule below may vary according to weather conditions and work progress.

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Impacts and mitigation measures

The REM project office and NouvLR consortium’s goal is to mitigate impact on surrounding residents and ensure everyone’s safety by implementing all appropriate measures.

  • This work will generate noise, vibration and dust. Mitigation measures will be implemented as needed to mitigate impacts at the source (acoustic enclosures, low-noise equipment, white noise vehicles). In order to ensure the project’s noise, vibration and air quality criteria are met, monitoring by environmental experts will take place throughout the work.
  • Some of the work will require truck traffic in the neighbourhood; long-term traffic pattern changes are also in place to minimize construction traffic and secure the construction zones. Flaggers located around the perimeter of the construction site will ensure pedestrian safety.

Permanent obstructions

The zone will be located on Dunkirk Road, between Jean Talon Street West and the adjoining bike path (between Glencoe and Kirkfield Avenues). The activities planned for this period include delivery of material and equipment, installation of a construction trailer and signage, as well as work safety and mitigation measures. The logistics zone will be maintained during the construction of the future Canora station. 

Impacts and mitigation measures:

  • The logistics zone will remain surrounded by concrete barriers and fencing.

  • Kirkfield Avenue will remain open to local traffic and will allow continuous access to the L’Ombrière.ca shop.
  • Dunkirk Road will be closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists will be redirected to a temporary sidewalk that runs along the side of Dunkirk Parc to Kirkfield Avenue.
  • This configuration will make it possible to redirect a portion of truck traffic to the new site entrance on the corner of Jean‑Talon Road West. Flaggers will be present to control truck traffic between the logistics zone and Jean‑Talon Road.
  • The logistics zone on the corner of Dunkirk Road and Glencoe Avenue will still be used for a portion of truck traffic. Flaggers will be present to coordinate the movement of vehicles when trucking is scheduled to take place.

To ensure worker safety at the construction site, facilitate the movement of equipment at the site and minimize the movement of equipment and materials within the neighbourhood, a section of Dunkirk Road, between Glencoe and Montgomery Avenues, will be closed on September 10 for the full duration of the project. Signage will be installed this week and the closure will take effect September 10.

Impacts and mitigation measures:

  • A sign indicating “local traffic only” will be installed on Glencoe between De Chambois Road and Dunkirk Road.

  • The logistics zone will be secured by fencing; the sidewalk will remain open and secure for pedestrian traffic.
  • Signage will be installed to alert people to the road obstruction.

The logistics zone required for the construction of the future Mont-Royal REM station will be gradually mobilized. Parking spaces on Canora road, between Graham and Laird boulevard will be removed. The activities planned include delivery of material and equipment, installation of a construction trailer and signage, as well as work safety and mitigation measures. The logistics zone will be maintained during the construction of the future Mont-Royal station.

Impacts and mitigation measures:

  • 18 parking spaces will be removed.

  • No parking signs will be installed to warn drivers.
  • The logistics zone will be surrounded by concrete barriers and fencing as a safety measure.

In order to optimize the sequence of work that can now be performed on weekdays, NouvLR will set up a new logistics zone near the Mont-Royal station. This will require a segment of Dunkirk Road to be closed between Graham Boulevard and Hudson Avenue. The segment will be closed every day (weekdays and weekends) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until the end of May 2019. Access to the Hudson alley and Pizzaiolle parking lot will be maintained.

Impact and mitigation measures:

  • Traffic obstruction between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Equipment, including a power shovel, will be installed in the logistics zone to move materials between the logistics zone and the site. 
  • Access to the Hudson alley will be maintained at all times. Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., signallers will direct traffic to ensure safety for alley users.
  • Pedestrians will be able to continue using the sidewalk. 
  • Access to Pizzaiolle parking lot will be maintained.
  • Dunkirk Road will be open to traffic between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Temporary obstructions from May 21 to early June 2019

Beginning May 21, 2019, preparation works for the future Canora Station will begin on the East side of the railway. In order to access the construction site at the base of the slope, a new logistics zone and access ramp will be set up on the corner of Canora Road and West Jean-Talon Street. Punctual road closures are to be expected. This logistics zone will eventually be permanently set up for the second phase of work by this Summer. A Works advisory will be released before the changeover takes place.

The map below illustrates the new configuration of the logistics zone:

 

 

Work sequence

The follow work schedule may vary due to the weather and the progress of the work.

May 21 to early June 2019:

  • Installation of a security zone between the railways
  • Removal of exo services and infrastructure
  • Creation of an access ramp to the work site: demolition of the stairs, excavation and installation of cement blocs, lay of backfill, installation of jerseys
  • Removal of rails and lay of backfill
  • Removal of catenaries
  • Excavation of party of the mound for the eventual construction of retaining wall

 

Impacts and mitigation measures

The REM project office and NouvLR consortium’s goal is to mitigate impact on surrounding residents and ensure everyone’s safety by implementing all appropriate measures.

  • This work will generate noise, vibration and dust. Mitigation measures will be implemented as needed to mitigate impacts at the source (acoustic enclosures, low-noise equipment, white noise vehicles). In order to ensure the project’s noise, vibration and air quality criteria are met, monitoring by environmental experts will take place throughout the work.
  • An acoustic screen will be set up north of the logistics zone.
  • Some of the work will require truck traffic in the neighbourhood; traffic patterns have been temporarily altered to minimize traffic and secure the construction zones. Flaggers and signs posted all around the construction site will ensure that pedestrians and vehicles can move about safely.
  • When required, one lane on Canora Road will be closed to vehicles during the day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Pedestrians will be permitted on the sidewalk on the east side of the street, and driveways to homes will be maintained.
  • One westbound lane on West Jean-Talon Street will be closed between Canora Road and Dunkirk Road.
  • The logistics zone on the west side of Dunkirk Road will be maintained during that period of time. 

On May 21, 2019, work on the future Mont-Royal Station will begin on the east side of the railway. To facilitate this construction work, a new logistics zone will be set up on Canora Road, at the intersection of Regent Road. When required, it will be in use temporarily from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. This logistics zone will eventually be permanently set up for the second phase of work by this Summer; a Works info will be released ahead of time.

Equipment, including a power shovel, will be installed in the logistics zone to move materials between the logistics zone and the site.
 
The map below illustrates the new configuration of the logistics zone:

Work sequence

The follow work schedule may vary due to the weather and the progress of the work.

May 21 to early June 2019:

  • Installation of a security zone between the railways
  • Removal of exo services and infrastructure
  • Creation of an access ramp to the work site: excavation and installation of cement blocs, lay of backfill, installation of jerseys
  • Demolition of the stairs
  • Removal of rails and lay of backfill
  • Removal of catenaries
  • Excavation of party of the mound for the eventual construction of retaining wall

 

Impacts and mitigation measures

The REM project office and NouvLR consortium’s goal is to mitigate impact on surrounding residents and ensure everyone’s safety by implementing all appropriate measures.

  • Some of the work will require truck traffic in the neighbourhood; traffic patterns have been altered to minimize traffic and secure the construction zones. Flaggers and signs posted all around the construction site will ensure that pedestrians and vehicles can move about safely.
  • When required, one lane on Canora Road will be closed to vehicles between Regent Road and slightly before the intersection with Laird Boulevard during the day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Parking will be prohibited in the zone when the lane closure is in effect. 

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