Work on Marc-Cantin street
Where : On Marc-Cantin Street
Nature of the work
The route of the future Réseau express métropolitaine will pass over Marc-Cantin Street, requiring the construction of an elevated structure.
The work in this sector will be carried out in two main phases, as presented below, and will continue until June 2019.
Phase 1 : Preparation of the site - end of September 2018 to the end of October 2018
- Start of the relocalisation of public utilities
- Excavation for the expansion and rerouting of Marc-Cantin Street, to the east of Fernand-Séguin Street (completed in phase 2)
- Start of drilling
- Brush clearing and cutting of trees and shrubs along Marc-Cantin Street and north of Fernand-Séguin Street
Phase 2 : Construction of foundations for the elevated structure - end of October 2018 to June 2019
- Minor rerouting of Marc-Cantin Street toward downtown, to the east of Fernand-Séguin Street, to free up a work space
- Relocation of public utilities continues
- Installation of piles by drilling
- Installation of caissons for the elevated structure's pillars
Impacts and mitigation measures
- This work will create noise and dust as well as require the frequent use of trucks. In order to ensure the project’s noise and air quality criteria are met, monitoring by environmental experts will take place throughout the work. Mitigation measures may be implemented if necessary.
- East of Fernand-Séguin Street, Marc-Cantin Street will be partially closed; motorists will only be able to go toward downtown.
- The lane reserved for buses is permanently closed.
- The brush clearing and cutting of trees and shrubs will be overseen and coordinated by our environmental experts and carried out in keeping with industry best practices and applicable standards and regulations. Work will take place outside of the nesting period and at-risk plant species and trees will be relocated or compensated with new plantings.
- A reforestation program has been planned under which the trees that were cut in temporary construction zones, plus an additional 10%, will be replanted in the same municipal territory or borough. A voluntary partnership with Jour de la Terre and the 375000arbres.org program will also be entered into. Thanks to the program, 250,000 trees will be planted to offset the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase.
Work will be carried out between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Work before and after this time period will be necessary to mobilize and demobilize all elements required to carry out the work and to clean up the site.
Please note that due to the nature of the activities being perfomed, work cannot be interrupted while it is in progress, and must be completed to ensure integrity of the existing infrastructures is maintained. Should this situation arise, the work period will be extended to complete the work already begun.
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