Preparatory work in Pointe-Claire
Nature of the work
In mid-September, NouvLR, the consortium in charge of building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), will begin work at various sites in the West Island of Montréal, in preparation for major work slated to begin later this fall.
The REM project aims to integrate harmoniously with its immediate surroundings, which is why more than 85% of the work will be carried out on existing road and railway rights-of-way. At the same time, however, some brush clearing and deforestation work will be necessary so the REM rail infrastructure, stations and access roads can be constructed. In the next few weeks, branch removal and tree and shrub cutting will take place in your sector.
Impacts and mitigation measures
- Work will be performed outside the nesting season.
- These activities will be supervised and coordinated by our environmental experts, and will follow industry best practices and applicable standards and regulations.
- At-risk plant species and trees will be relocated or compensated with new plantings.
- Through a reforestation program, the same number of trees that were cut in temporary construction zones will be replanted, and an additional 10% will be planted in the municipal territory or borough where the trees were cut.
- Through a voluntary partnership with Jour de la Terre and the 375000arbres.org program, 250,000 trees will be planted to compensate for the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase.
The image below shows the sectors where site cleanup work is required (see the sectors in yellow).
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