Milieu humide at L'Île-des-Sœurs Roundabout

VERDUN, QC, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Claude Trudel, Borough Mayor and member of the Executive Committee responsible for public safety and security, wants to update the situation regarding Milieu humide, a structure located at the central core of the roundabout at the entrance to L'Île-des-Sœurs.

As it may be recalled, it was in September 2009 that the Mayor announced the intention of the members of his Council to call a halt to this project due to safety reasons. This decision, which in no way calls into question the esthetic value of the project, was reached in light of the many problems encountered while it was being developed, and in particular those related to the "mist" effect of the concept. In fact, the findings of the initial tests brought to light serious shortcomings and deficiencies that were liable to jeopardize the lives of the motorists and pedestrians in the area surrounding this roundabout.

"Many residents questioned us about the safety aspect of this structure and it was our duty to put a stop to the project," pointed out Mayor Claude Trudel. He then asked those in charge of the Borough to carry out more in-depth analyses with regard to the safety of this installation. Meetings have already been held with the various stakeholders, including the designers, and a report is expected to be submitted to Council members at the end of March. This report will then be forwarded to the City's legal department for examination and recommendations.

Mayor Claude Trudel will not be making any comments on this matter before the final report is submitted.

SOURCE Communiqués Montréal

For further information: For further information: Francine Morin, Responsable du protocole et des relations publiques, Verdun Borough, (514) 765-7282, Fax: (514) 765-7289, francine.morin@verdun.ca, francinemorin@ville.montreal.qc.ca; Source: Verdun Borough (ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun)


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