VERDUN, QC, May 26, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The final phase of the work
involved in reconfiguring the L'Île-des-Sœurs neighbourhood's entrances
and exits has just begun. At the present time, the contractor is busy
installing the equipment planned for this purpose.
This work mainly consists of:
Reconfiguring chemin de la Pointe-Nord, between the roundabouts at the entrance to the island (Milieu humide structure) and Alexander-Graham-Bell
This work will make it possible to restore the southbound side and
therefore reopen to traffic Exit 5 of the Bonaventure Expressway. This
exit had been closed so that the congestion problems during morning
rush hours could be resolved once and for all and also because the
space at the northbound approach of the pass under Autoroute A-15
doesn't allow for the configuration of 3 traffic lanes. The demolition
of the former access road to Autoroute A-15N will provide the space
required for this purpose.
On the south side of Autoroute A-15, the configuration of the lanes will
include a median strip with a U-turn lane for motorists heading toward
the Pointe-Nord area from Exit 5.
This work has unfortunately obliged us to cut down three trees located
near the nuns' cross. To replace these trees, the Borough will go
beyond the Bylaw requirements by planting 6 trees of quality species,
instead of the 3 required.
While the work is under way, the northbound side of chemin de la
Pointe-Nord, from the entrance roundabout, will remain open. Residents
will be notified when interruptions are required.
Final construction of Ramps 1 and 2 leading to Bonaventure Expressway
This work will make it possible to access the Bonaventure Expressway
from Claude-Robutel roundabout located in the Pointe-Nord area of the
island. This will improve the flow of traffic at morning rush hours for
motorists leaving the island via boulevard René-Lévesque. This work
couldn't be carried out beforehand, because in order to build the two
access roads, Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) had to
complete its work.
Final paving of Ramp 21, chemin de la Pointe-Nord, rue Jaques-Leber and boulevard René-Lévesque
The last layer of asphalt will bring the road surface to its final
level. It will make it possible to correct the defects noted since the
time that these lanes were constructed and to make the ride much
smoother for motorists. It should be noted that in constructing new
lanes, and especially in the case of major backfill operations, it is
preferable to wait awhile before the final layer is applied.
Scheduled completion of reconfiguration work at L'Île-des-Sœurs entrances and exits
The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of August of this year.
The Verdun Borough wishes to express its apologies to motorists for the
inconveniences that this work may cause and urges them to drive
carefully as they approach this worksite.
SOURCE VILLE DE MONTREAL - ARRONDISSEMENT DE VERDUN
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