Road Work

In this section you will find WORK NOTICES concerning sewer and other infrastructure projects carried out by WESTMOUNT’S PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

NOTICE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE WORK

As part of Westmount capital works project, the following work is scheduled:

  • PROJECT: THE NATURALIZATION OF SUMMIT CIRCLE
  • CONTRACTOR: Aménagement Côté Jardins Inc.
  • START DATE: Week of October 8th, 2016
  • DURATION: 12 months with a winter work stoppage
  • IMPORTANT: Access to the site will be restricted during the work.
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Mr. Mike Gagné, Public Works Department, at 514-989-5543 or by email at mgagne@westmount.org.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

The project will begin during the week of October 8th and will be carried out in several phases. Work will be suspended over the winter, between December 2016 and the spring of 2017 but the project will be completed in 2017.

The objective of the project is to re-naturalize the now-closed section of Summit Circle, thus connecting the north and south flank of Summit Woods and returning the area to its original vocation as an urban forest. Existing pavement will be removed and a smaller, permeable walking path will be installed in its place. Vehicle access will be restricted to emergency vehicles only.

The project includes:

  • the replacement of the paved road with a porous surface;
  • the removal of existing road signage, vehicle guard rails and concrete planters;
  • the installation of a walking path made of a permeable material;
  • the installation of bollards to restrict vehicle access;
  • the creation of entrances into this area from Oakland Avenue and Summit Circle;
  • the reduction of overall luminosity in the area, including the removal of existing street lights and the installation of lit and reflective bollards in strategic locations;
  • the reforestation of path borders, resulting in 2,300 square meters of newly-forested land;
  • the construction of a simple, natural stone viewpoint facing Mount Royal;
  • landscaping using natural bio-swales to reduce and control erosion.

New vegetation for this project includes approximately 230 medium-sized trees and 3,000 small trees, as well as indigenous grasses and wildflowers. The lamps standards will be replaced with bollards which will ensure that the lighting will be directed downwards and emit a minimum luminosity.

NOTICE FOR WATER MAINS & SEWERS

As part of the Westmount’s Capital Works programme, the city will be carrying out the following work:

  • PROJECT: RECONSTRUCTION OF THE WATER MAINS ON SHERBROOKE BETWEEN STRATHCONA AND KENSINGTON
  • CONTRACTOR: BENTECH CONSTRUCTION Inc.
  • START DATE: Monday, September 19th, 2016
  • DURATION: 12 weeks
  • DETAILS: The project includes the replacement of the water main and the public portion of the water services on the north side, as well as the repair to the road and sections of sidewalks.
  • IMPORTANT: Properties equipped with private entrances heated with underground electrical cables or irrigation systems are asked to advise the project manager.
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Mr. Christo Kirkov, Public Works Department, at 514-989-5494 or by email at ckirkov@westmount.org.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

The project will begin with the installation of the temporary water network and will progress block by block, from Kensington to Strathcona (from east to west). In order to complete the transfer of water connections to the temporary network, the contractor must close the principal valve within your building. The contractor will leave a notice 24 hours in advance of this work outlining the procedure to follow.

The public side of the water services will be replaced on the north side of Sherbrooke only. This provides the concerned residents with a great opportunity to replace the private portion of the service (the section located between the sidewalk and the home) as many services are composed of either a lead or galvanized steel pipe. The public side of the water services on the south side of Sherbrooke will be replaced within the next two years. Residents requiring assistance in determining the type of water service at their home may contact the City’s plumbing inspector at 514-989-5348. Residents opting to replace the private portion of the water service are asked to contact the project manager as soon as possible.

PARKING – TEMPORARY PERMITS

Should your driveway become inaccessible during this project, please use the provided parking permit. Please write your license plate number on the permit and place it inside the windshield of your car (preferably the driver’s side) while ensuring that the information is visible. N.B.: this permit waives the 2-hour and 4-hour parking restrictions, but you must respect all other parking regulations, including the weekly street maintenance restrictions.

NOTICE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE WORK

As part of the Westmount’s Capital Works programme, the City will be carrying out the following work:

  • PROJECT: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SPLASH PAD IN PRINCE ALBERT PARK
  • CONTRACTOR: Urebex Construction
  • START DATE: Monday, August 8th, 2016
  • DURATION: 6 weeks
  • DETAILS: The project includes the construction of a new splash pad, gentle sloped berms, and the reconstruction of the pathway in the park.
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Mr. Michel Gagné, Engineering Department, at 514-989-5543 or by email at mgagne@westmount.org.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

The construction of a new splash pad in Prince Albert Park is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00 AM weather permitting. Security fences will be installed in the area to delimit the area where the splash pad is being constructed. All work will be completed this fall and the splash pad will be open to the public next spring. Furthermore, the east/west path across the park will also be reconstructed in concrete.

Please note access to the site will be from Claremont and no parking signs will be installed on the east side of the street near the park.

Information about the project is available online at ville.montreal.qc.ca/chantiers and by subscribing to the RSS feed. You may also contact us through Info- travaux at 514- 872-3777 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or email Info-travaux@ville.montreal.qc.ca and get updates on Twitter at twitter.com/Mtl_Circulation.

For further information on the construction work on the Glen Campus, please call 514 934-8317 or email po@muhc.mcgill.ca. You may also visit cusm.ca/construction and follow the site’s progress at twitter.com/CampusGlen.

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OTHER NEWS

Please note that during the work on the Saint-Jacques exit from February 1, 2011, the following businesses remain open and accessible:

  • C.B. Garage
  • Centre des arts KoSa
  • Clinique d’auto Bavaroise
  • Garage Nelson
  • Lave-Auto Alborz
  • Mazda Gabriel

NOISE REDUCTION FEASIBILITY STUDY – 2010 REVISION

The services of Planex Consultants were retained by the City of Westmount to provide an update to the Noise Reduction Feasibility Study produced in 2000. The update to the 2000 report is required due to changes in the two main noise sources: the Ville Marie Expressway and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The Ministry of Transportation of Quebec (MTQ) has decided to rebuild the Ville Marie Expressway within the next 10 years, which will create significant changes to the noise climate of adjacent residential areas. Also, noise mitigation measures were undertaken by the Agence Metropolitaine des Transports (AMT) and by the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) to reduce the noise produced by passenger trains.

The report was tabled at the regular Council meeting of May 3, 2011.

 Click here to consult the document.

Information about the project is available online at www.turcot.gouv.qc.ca.
(Web site content in French).

To consult the project updates from the Transports Québec, click on the links below (in French) :