MONTREAL, Aug. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay
today announced that experts have begun work for the construction of the
damaged concrete slab on De Maisonneuve Boulevard. Mayor Tremblay is very much
concerned about public safety and will check with the 45 owners of private
structures below the public domain in the downtown area and throughout most of
the city that they are in safe and sound condition.
"All our efforts are now focussed on the analyses underway and the safety
of residents," said Mayor Tremblay. As we speak, all businesses operate
normally and De Maisonneuve Boulevard, between Union Street and Aylmer, is
open to pedestrians. Motorists only will not have access to this section for
an undetermined period.
"We have met our commitments and have taken stock of all private
structures in the public domain. Our studies show that there are 61 private
structures above our system, for a total surface area of 25,000 square
metres," added Mayor Tremblay.
The city administration developed a procedure aimed at the 45 owners.
They will be contacted as soon a possible, and we expect that they will
cooperate with us. "We assume that all the infrastructures belonging to these
private owners are in good condition. With this operation, the city expects to
be able to reassure the public," said Mr. Tremblay. The city administration
wishes to remind all owners that they are responsible for the inspection,
maintenance and safety of their structures, according to the Régie du
For further information:
For further information: Isabelle Poulin, chargée de communication,
(514) 872-4641; Source: Bernard Larin, attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire et
du comité exécutif, (514) 872-9998