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Prepatory work near the future Des Sources station 

Nature of the work

As part of the work for building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), preparatory work consisting of tree cutting will be carried out to make way for the future Des Sources station located in Pointe-Claire. 

The map below shows the area where tree cutting will take place:

Mitigation measures

  • The work will be carried out outside the nesting period (March 31 to August 15) to limit impacts on birds, their nests and eggs.
  • These activities will be overseen by environmental experts.
  • At-risk plant species and trees will be relocated as required.
  • Through a reforestation program, the same number of trees that were cut in temporary construction zones will be replanted, and an additional 10% will be planted in the municipal territory or borough where the trees were cut to make way for the project.
  • In addition, a total of 250,000 trees will be planted to offset the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase.


Tour of the segment plant in Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham

It's in Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham, near Drummondville, that the “segments,” i.e. the pieces of concrete used for the REM’s elevated structure, are manufactured.

More than 200 employees of Béton préfabriqué du Lac (BDPL) are hard at work producing 4,550 segments, the equivalent to 14.5 km of elevated structure! This is technical and meticulous work since each segment is custom-made according to the needs of the construction site.

Prefabrication in a local plant allows us to move quickly and guarantee quality, as the segments are manufactured in a controlled environment. We also benefit from the know-how of experienced workers at the plant, which has been involved in other major projects such as the new Champlain Bridge and the Turcot Interchange.

Here is a step-by-step visual presentation or how a segment is manufactured.


8 REM stations are changing their names 

Marie-Curie, L’Anse-à-l’Orme, Brossard... Several stations are changing their names to harmonize with the transit networks and avoid confusion with existing stations.

The new place names were developed with experts based on the guiding principles for naming stations and train stations in the Greater Montréal area (see box at the bottom of the page). Cities and partners were also consulted during this process.

Here are the 8 stations that are changing names:

 1. Rive-Sud station becomes Brossard station

To mark the location of the terminal station in Brossard.

2. Mont-Royal station becomes Ville-de-Mont-Royal station
To avoid confusion with the Mont-Royal station on the metro orange line.

3. Correspondance A40 station becomes Côte-de-Liesse station
To mark the location of the station at the intersection of Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse.

4. Technoparc station becomes Marie-Curie station
A nod to the scientific research park in this sector. The station is located close to Marie‑Curie Avenue.

5. Aéroport-Montréal-Trudeau station becomes YUL-Aéroport-Montréal-Trudeau station
To match the new designation (YUL) in the airport's name.

 6. Roxboro-Pierrefonds station becomes Pierrefonds-Roxboro station

To standardize the name of the station with the name of the borough.

7. Pointe-Claire station becomes FairviewPointe-Claire station
To avoid confusion with the Vaudreuil-Hudson train line's Pointe-Claire station. The station is located at the intersection of Fairview Avenue.

8. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue station becomes L’Anse-à-l’Orme station
To avoid confusion with the Vaudreuil-Hudson train line's Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue station. The station is located near the Parc-nature de l'Anse-à-l’Orme and the future Grand Parc de l’Ouest.

Following this announcement, the names of 25 stations out 26 are confirmed. The exact location and final name of the Peel Basin, located in Griffintown, will be announced at a later date in collaboration with the City of Montréal.


Closure of Jean-Yves Street
POSTPONED to March 6 from 9 am to 3 pm


Roadwork requiring the complete closure of Jean-Yves Street will be carried out for the REM from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday, March 6.

Motorists are asked to follow the detour route posted on site to bypass the work area (detour via the RIOCAN shopping center).

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Overnight closure of the north-east access ramp of the Saint-Charles/A-40 interchange from Wednesday, January 22, to Thursday, January 23

Roadwork requiring the complete closure of the north-east access ramp of the Saint-Charles/A-40 interchange will be carried out for the REM beginning at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, until 6 a.m., Thursday, January 23. 

Traffic hindrances are to be expected. Motorists are asked to follow the detour route posted on site to bypass the work area.

For more information: 1 833 rem-info, www.rem.info/en/contact-us 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Halt of the launching beams during winter


Date: December 2019 to April 2020*
Where: Along Highway 40

* Schedule may change depending on the weather conditions

Due to cold weather, the launching gantries stop all winter. The two launching gantries “Anne” and “Marie” operating in West Island will be secured and covered. Their location during this time won’t cause any road traffic. The assembly of prefabricated segments will resume in spring 2020, around April.

Anne takes a break east of Saint-Charles Boulevard:



Marie takes a break east of Andre Avenue:



Launching gantry

To limit the impacts on road traffic, a highly effective technique is used in the West Island to build the REM: launching gantries. This is the first time launching gantries have ever been used in Québec. These heavy-duty beams are placed between two columns. The prefabricated segments of the elevated structure (weighing about 50 tonnes each) are then lifted and moved into place against one another to form the deck on which the REM’s rail cars will run. Two launching gantries are used to build the REM’s 14.5-km Airport and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue branches. Each one is 105 metres long and can support up to 550 tonnes.




The tunnel boring machine has arrived

The The tunnel boring machine will dig a 3.5-km tunnel between the Technoparc and Montréal-Trudeau airport. The REM’s route will be underground in this area to protect the wetlands of the Technoparc and pass under the airport runways, more than 30 metres below the surface.

Given the huge size of the machine, it had to be delivered in pieces, requiring about 60 trucks. The next step is to assemble and test this specialized equipment, then drilling will begin in the coming months.

 


REM CROSSING OVER HIGHWAY 40 - OCTOBER 6 to 26

Nature of the work

To allow the REM’s elevated structure to be built on the West Island, traffic obstructions are planned starting October 6 on Highway 40 (A40) where it meets Henri-Bourassa Boulevard. During this operation, the REM deck will be installed above Highway 40. This “big span” operation will be done in multiple phases over a period of about one month (from October 6 to 26).

Work will be done only at night, except for the weekend of October 19 and 20 when daytime work will also be done. During the day, all roadways will remain open to traffic and users will be able to travel safely under the structure.

 Impacts and mitigation measures

Segments of Highway 40 and the service roads are scheduled to be closed in the area as the installation of the REM crossing progresses above the highway.

 October 6 to 10 *: Nighttime closure of the Higway 40 West service road

  • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Closure of the Henri-Bourassa  Blvd. access ramp leading to the A40 West service road
  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Closure of a segment of the westbound service road at Henri-Bourassa Boulevard
  • Detour via Hymus Boulevard, up to Des Sources Boulevard and then back on to the A40.
  • The A40 will be open during that period. However, please note that on October 9 and 10, the right lane of the A40 West will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., which may cause slowdowns.

October 10 to 17*: Nighttime closure of Highway 40 West

  • 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Closure of a segment of the A40 East at Exit 60.
  • Closure of the access ramp before Chomedey Highway (see 1 on the map below).
  • Closure of the access ramp coming from Chomedey Highway (see 2 on the map below).
  • Detour via the westbound service road.
  • The A40 East will be open during that period. However, please note that on October 15, 16 and 17, the left lane of the A40 East will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., which may cause slowdowns. 

October 19 and 20*: Daytime closure of Highway 40 East for the entire weekend

  • More details to come soon.

October 21 to 26*

  • More details to come soon.

* Planned dates are subject to change according to work progress and weather conditions.


May 27, 2019

Destination REM : Access for all

(video available in French only)

One of the REM’s unique features is that the 26 stations will all offer universal access and be equipped with elevators. Beyond the stations, it was therefore important to also design rail cars accessible to everyone: users with functional limitations (motor or visual), families with strollers, travellers with suitcases, and so on. We developed a life-sized mode and tested it with people with reduced mobility so as to adapt specific elements and ensure access to everyone.





REM Information Meeting


An information meeting regarding the REM will take place on Monday, April 29, at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire located at 6700 Trans-Canada Highway.


There will be an open house from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and an information session from 7:00 to 8 :00 pm during which you will be able to ask questions to the project experts as well as learn more details about the work to come in the West Island in 2019. For more information: https://rem.info/en/events/west-island-information-meeting



Traffic disruptions on H40 service road

  • Dates: Spring-Summer 2019 - Weekdays, day or night

  • Where: Highway 40 West service road between Charles E. Frosst St. and the Saint-Charles Boulevard access ramp

 

Nature of the work:

Work to relocate drinking water and stormwater pipes began March 19, and drilling for caissons continues. Traffic disruptions should be expected on the Highway 40 West service road between Charles E. Frosst Street and the Saint-Charles Boulevard access ramp. Appropriate signage will be installed to redirect traffic.

Planned work includes:

  • Demolition of the centre median on Charles E. Frosst Street
  • Drilling of an exploration well
  • Installation of new pipes

 Anticipated impacts and mitigation measures:

Just as for any construction site, work will have an impact on residents in the vicinity; they will be affected by noise, vibrations, dust, frequent use of trucks and traffic hindrances. Mitigation measures will be implemented to minimize the impacts. The REM project office and NouvLR consortium’s goal is to prevent or minimize impact on surrounding residents as much as possible and ensure safety by implementing all appropriate measures.



SCHEDULE OF THE WORKS
(dates are subject to modification)

March 19 to March 21

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Complete closure of the Charles E. Frosst intersection
  • Closure of turning/acceleration lanes connecting A40 service road with Charles E. Frosst

Nature of the work :

  • Demolition of the centre median on Charles E. Frosst Street
  • Lamp post removal
  • Drilling of an exploration well

March 25
to March 28

9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Complete closure of the Charles E. Frosst intersection
  • Closure of turning/acceleration lanes connecting A40 service road with Charles E. Frosst St.
  • Closure of the left lane service road for lighting work

Nature of the work :

  • Installation of a stormwater pipe
  • Work to be carried out overnight to minimize impact on traffic

April 1 to
April 5

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closure of the right turning lane connecting A40 service road with Charles E. Frosst Street

Nature of the work :

  • Installation of a stormwater pipe East of Charles E. Frosst Street and North of the service road

April 8 to
April 10

9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Complete closure of the Charles E. Frosst intersection
  • Closure of turning/acceleration lanes connecting A40 service road with Charles E. Frosst Street
  • Closure of the left lane service road for lighting work

Nature of the work :

  • Installation of a stormwater pipe
  • Work to be carried out overnight to minimize impact on traffic

April 10 to
April 12

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closure of the right turning lane connecting A40 service road with Charles E. Frosst Street

Nature of the work :

  • Installation of a stormwater pipe East of Charles E. Frosst St. and North of the service road

 






Beginning of construction of the Réseau express métropolitain on the West Island

Date: Beginning in Fall 2018
From 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week, depending on work progress

 

Nature of the work:

The structure of the REM on the West Island will be elevated, from the Des Sources station to the Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue station. For work on the elevated portion of the route, pillars will need to be installed along the former Doney railway spur, as well as along Highway 40 at Fairview Pointe-Claire.

*Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work outside this time period may be necessary to mobilize and demobilize required equipment and to clean up the site.

Anticipated impacts and mitigation measures:

Just as for any construction site, work will have an impact on residents in the vicinity; they will be affected by noise, vibrations, dust, frequent use of trucks and traffic hindrances. Mitigation measures will be implemented to minimize the impacts. The REM project office and NouvLR consortium’s goal is to prevent or minimize impact on surrounding residents as much as possible and ensure safety by implementing all appropriate measures.

 

Sector 1: Between Jean-Yves Street and Morgan Avenue

Planned schedule **

 

Spring to Fall 2018

Relocation of public utilities

Fall 2018 and 2019

Disturbance of first layer of soil

Summer 2019

Construction of access roads

Fall 2019 to Spring 2020

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (pile driving)

Spring 2020

Construction of reinforced earth walls

Spring 2020 to Fall 2020

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (columns)

Fall 2020

Beginning of construction of the station

Spring 2021 to Fall 2021

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (installation of segmented beams)

Summer 2022

Restoration and final landscaping work

 

 

Sector 2: Between Saint-Charles Boulevard and Jean-Yves Street

Planned schedule **

 

Fall 2018 to Fall 2019

Relocation of public utilities

Fall 2018

Brush clearing and tree cutting

Summer 2019

- Disturbance of first layer of soil
- Construction of access roads

Spring 2019 to Fall 2019

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (pile driving)

Summer 2019 to Spring 2020

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (columns)

Spring 2020 to Spring 2021

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (installation of segmented beams)

Spring 2021

Beginning of construction of the station

Spring 2022

Restoration and final landscaping work

 

 Sector 3: Between Saint-Jean and Saint-Charles Boulevards

Planned schedule **

 

Fall 2018 to Summer 2019

Relocation of public utilities

Fall 2018

Brush clearing and tree cutting

Fall 2018

- Disturbance of first layer of soil
- Construction of access roads

Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 AND
Fall 2019 to Winter 2020

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (pile driving)

Winter 2019 to Summer 2019 AND
Spring 2020 to Winter 2020

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (columns)

Spring 2020

Beginning of construction of the station

Spring 2019 to Spring 2020 AND
Summer 2021 to Winter 2021

Construction of the elevated track superstructure (installation of segmented beams)

Spring 2021 to Fall 2022

Restoration and final landscaping work

 

**Work sequences are subject to change without notice.

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News releases


Press Conference - July 10, 2018

   

Photos: credit Ville de Montréal


Roadwork requiring the complete closure of the north-east access ramp of the Saint-Charles/A-40 interchange will be carried out for the REM beginning at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, until 6 a.m., Thursday, January 23.