Final phase of work gets under way - Reconfiguration of L'Île-des-Sœurs Neighbourhood's Entrances and Exits

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.


For further information:

Francine Morin
Chef de division, Protocole et relations publiques
Verdun Borough
514 765-7282

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