Preparatory work to build temporary shared platform
Nature of the work
Preparatory work will be done during the month of April so that a temporary shared platform can be built between the Canora and Mont-Royal stations (south of Laird Boulevard). The temporary platform will be located halfway between the current platforms, allowing for exo service after the railway tracks are changed as scheduled following the long weekend of May 18-20, 2019.
The temporary work will be done in sequence, mainly on weekends. The schedule below may vary according to weather conditions and work progress.
- Cutting down a few trees so that an access ramp and two temporary stairways can be installed up to the platform.
- Building an access ramp to allow shared platform maintenance and access for emergency services.
- Building two stairways at the ends of the platform to allow access to the single platform.
- Installing temporary ticketing systems so that train users can buy tickets more easily.
- Delivering blocks to the shared platform: concrete blocks for the platform will be built at another site and then delivered and stored next to the tracks currently not being used. The platform will be assembled during the three days of the long weekend starting May 18. The work will include paving the platform and installing urban furniture and shelters.
* Work is scheduled to take place mainly on weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work before and after this time period may be necessary to mobilize and demobilize equipment required for the work and to clean up the site, to ensure that morning train service is restored on schedule
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 will generate noise and dust. Mitigation measures will be implemented as needed to mitigate impacts at the source (acoustic enclosures, low-noise equipment, white noise vehicles). To ensure that the project’s noise 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. Signallers located around the perimeter of the construction site will ensure pedestrian safety.
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