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Construction of REM stations Canora and Mont-Royal

Construction activities
From May 11th 2020 mostly on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centre and Airport

Nature of work

From May 11th, 2020, the partial suspension of service on the Deux-Montagnes line between the Du Ruisseau and Central stations will allow different work phases to be carried out on that segment, including removal and conversion of the catenary system (overhead electrical wire system used to power the train, which will now power the REM), as well as removal of the rails and stone ballasts on which the rails were installed. New rails meeting REM specifications will eventually be installed. 

Here is an overview of the work to be done in the coming months (dates are subject to change):

 

2020 Schedule

Work

Mid-May to July

Preparatory work:

  • Installation of permanent construction zones in the TMR sector
  • Dismantling of the Canora/Mont-Royal temporary platform
  • Removal of catenaries and rails from the railway line, between stations under construction

Finalizing of foundation work for new stations

Construction of the stations’ steel structures

Summer-Fall

Construction of the station's external facade

  • Roofing
  • Installation of prefabricated concrete walls
  • Installation of glass walls
  • Insulation work

Fall

Work inside the building

  • Electro-mechanical work (electrical, plumbing, ventilation, fire protection), ceiling and walls

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Work before and after this period may be necessary to mobilize and demobilize equipment required for the work, for deliveries and for site clean-up.

 

Impacts and mitigation measures:

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

  • This work may generate noise, vibration and dust.
    • The stations' steel structure will be erected using a low-impact bolting method, to mitigate sound impact.
  • Some of the work will require truck traffic in the neighbourhood; traffic pattern changes may be setup to minimize construction traffic and secure the construction zones.

Permanent obstructions

Obstructions and logistics zones have been set up around the future Canora station to prepare for the work:

  • West side:
    • Dunkirk Road is closed to car traffic, between Jean-Talon Street West and Kirkfield Avenue, for the duration of the work. Pedestrians and cyclists are being redirected to a temporary sidewalk running along Dunkirk Park to Kirkfield Avenue. Kirkfield Avenue will remain open to local traffic and will allow continuous access to the L’Ombrière.ca shop. 
    • Dunkirk Road is closed to car traffic, between Glencoe Avenue and Montgomery Avenue, for the duration of the work. One lane on Glencoe Avenue will also be closed to set up site trailers to ensure mandatory hygiene measures due to the COVID-19 situation. Pedestrian access has been maintained west of the Montgomery dog park.
  • East side:
    • Canora Road is closed to car traffic between Brookfield Avenue and Jean-Talon Street West. Pedestrian access to the sidewalk on the east side of the road and access to driveways have been maintained.
    • The closure of two lanes on Jean-Talon West will alternate according to the phases of reconstruction work on the Jean-Talon Bridge.
  • Flaggers and signage around the perimeter of the construction site will ensure pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

In addition to the complete closure of the Cornwall Bridge until May 2021, obstructions and logistical zones have been set up around the future Mont-Royal station to prepare for the work:

  • West side: 
    • Dunkirk Road is closed to car traffic, between Kindersley Avenue and Graham Boulevard, but access to the La Pizzaiolle parking lot will be maintained.
    • Certain sidewalks have been reconfigured to allow traffic in both directions on the Laird/Graham Bridge.
  • East side:
    • Parking and one lane have been removed on Canora Road between Cornwall Avenue and Laird Boulevard, and Canora Road is closed to car traffic between Laird Boulevard and Regent Road.
    • Certain sidewalks have been reconfigured to allow traffic in both directions on the Laird/Graham Bridge.
  • Flaggers and signage around the perimeter of the construction site will ensure pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

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