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Preparatory work in Technoparc Montréal

Construction activities
Starting on September 24 Daytime, on weekdays
Montréal (Centre and Airport)

Nature of the work

NouvLR, the consortium in charge of building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), began work at Technoparc Montréal on September 24 in preparation for the construction of the future station.

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. In addition, in the Technoparc area, the REM’s route has been adjusted to go underground before AlexanderFleming Street and so to avoid the wetlands between the airport and the Technoparc, as indicated in the map below:


Preparatory work is planned for the fall and will adhere to the following schedule:





September 2018

Brush clearing, deforestation and grubbing along AlfredNobel Boulevard



October 2018

Construction site mobilization

Noise is to be expected

October 2018

Duration: Six weeks

Excavation of cleared land to prepare the work area

Noise, dust and vibrations are to be expected

A large number of trucks will be necessary to perform the work

September to November 2018

Diversion of networks (particularly water , sanitary, sewer, telecommunications, gas and electric networks)

Noise, dust and vibrations are to be expected

A large number of trucks will be necessary to perform the work

October 2018

Duration: One week

Geotechnical drilling and testing

Noise and vibrations are to be expected

November 2018

Duration: One year

Installation of secant piles along AlfredNobel Boulevard

Noise and vibrations are to be expected

The work sequence may vary.


Impacts and mitigation measures

Just as for any construction site, the work will generate impacts on the vicinity, such as noise, vibrations, dust and traffic obstructions. Mitigation measures will be implemented to minimize the impacts. The aim of the REM project office and the NouvLR consortium is to avoid impacting the wetlands in the area and ensure safety by implementing all appropriate measures. Such measures may include, most particularly:

  • Adjusting the REM’s route to avoid impacting wetlands with high ecological importance
  • Carrying out a hydrogeological study to determine the level of the water table in the wetlands area for followup purposes during later phases of the work
  • Maintaining access to buildings on Alfred‑Nobel Boulevard
  • Introducing speed limits within the work site
  • Prohibiting the use of Jake brakes in nonemergency situations
  • Using equipment to reduce the amount of dust at ground level
  • Cleaning the streets following the work or as needed
  • Using drills with a low acoustic impact
  • Limiting the running time of engines when vehicles are stationary, as well as that of machinery and equipment
  • Positioning noisy equipment and activities in a way that minimizes the impact on local residents
  • Implementing a noise monitoring and followup program on the site and in the vicinity


*The work will take place during the day on weekdays. Preliminary and subsequent work will be necessary to mobilize and demobilize all the elements required to perform the work. Evening and night work may take place as needed in order to complete a work sequence.

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