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  1. Parc-nature Turcot - La falaise On n'en parlait dans le fil de Turcot. Je crois que le projet mérite son propre fil.
  2. Group calls for CP to give up Cote St. Luc rail yards. McGill urban planning to draft designs. http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/group-calls-for-cp-to-give-up-cote-st-luc-rail-yards-1.2950411 A former mayor of Cote St. Luc is calling for the removal of the CP rail yards. Robert Libman is leading a group calling for the rail yards to be taken off the island of Montreal. The yards take up about one-third of the city of Cote St. Luc, more than 200 hectares in the geographic centre of the island. "There's almost like this black hole in the heart, right in the middle of Montreal," said Libman. His Coalition for the Relocation of the St-Luc Rail Yards is going to lobby Canadian Pacific and multiple levels of government . The group acknowledges that buying out CP will take a fortune, not to mention the cost of decontamination. However it says the value of the land should be an incentive to sell. "In 2016, just the real estate value alone is reason for CP to consider moving their operations off island," said Libman. Libman said that he has heard countless complaints from people living near the yards from people frustrated by noise, smell and pollution. He said the yards are also the source of major commuting problems across a broad part of the island. The rail yards, and spurs from the yard, significantly limit the north-south connections in the region. Trying to afford a path over or under the yards has been one of the sticking points in the decades-old proposal to connect the two ends of Cavendish Blvd. Sources say negotiations with CP about crossing the rail spur that roughly parallels Vezina St. have also been one problem delaying the Blue Bonnets housing project. "[it] creates traffic gridlock, environmental concerns, safety concerns about rail yards being so close to a residential community," said Libman. He pointed out that the Turcot train yards are no longer used, moved out by the reconstruction of the Turcot Interchange and the displacement of Highway 20. Over the summer the Coalition will be seeking support for a petition to move the rail yards off-island - possibly to Les Cedres. Libman said the McGill School of Urban Planning will also work on designs for what could be done with the land if the rails are removed.
  3. Mon premier tour d'hélicoptère... malheureusement il y avait beaucoup de smog/humidité et ça rendais la prise de photo pénible... sans compter l'espace très restreint pour manœuvrer une grosse Canon 5D MK3. Certaines photos donnent l'impression d'une aquarelle à cause de la pollution. On a aussi eus une permission spéciale de faire un 360 autour du centre ville, le pilote l'as demandé puisqu'il voyait que je prenais des photos :-) Je vais sûrement refaire le tour une journée moins humide pour avoir de meilleures photos. Here's my helicopter by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal's suburb - pool paradise by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal's suburb - pool paradise by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal's suburb - pool paradise by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal's suburb - pool paradise by Malek Racho, on Flickr St-Laurence river by Malek Racho, on Flickr Hazy downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Notre-Dame boulevard and Montreal port by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal density by Malek Racho, on Flickr Olympic stadium by Malek Racho, on Flickr Olympic stadium by Malek Racho, on Flickr Olympic Stadium by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal's biodome by Malek Racho, on Flickr Olympic Stadium by Malek Racho, on Flickr Montreal's density by Malek Racho, on Flickr A green oasis in Montreal's density by Malek Racho, on Flickr University of Montreal campus by Malek Racho, on Flickr University of Montreal campus by Malek Racho, on Flickr MUHC and Turcot interchange by Malek Racho, on Flickr MUHC and Turcot interchange by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Construction frenzy around the Bell Center by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr Downtown Montreal by Malek Racho, on Flickr
  4. Un petit oiseau nous a transmis les plans détaillés et finaux du tronçon de l'autoroute 15 entre Turcot et le nouveau pont Champlain. Comme toujours, nous vous encourageons à envoyer vos scoops ici: scoop @ mtlurb.com :shhh: P.S.: Toutes les images font 2000 pixels de large, n'hésitez pas à les ouvrir dans un autre onglet pour voir tous les détails.
  5. 192 mètres de hauteur La plus haute grue mobile au monde à Montréal Agence QMI 26/01/2012 09h55 MONTRÉAL - La plus haute grue mobile au monde a fait son arrivée à Montréal. La grue, qui fait 192 mètres (627 pieds) de hauteur, est déployée sur les terrains de l'entreprise qui l'a achetée, Grue Guay, dans l'arrondissement d'Anjou. Elle est presque aussi haute que la Place Ville-Marie. Cette nouvelle grue permet d'effectuer des travaux d'envergure. Elle pourrait, par exemple, servir aux travaux de reconstruction de l'échangeur Turcot. C'est la compagnie Liebherr qui l'a conçue et fabriquée. Les gens qui empruntent l'autoroute 25, à Anjou, peuvent facilement l'apercevoir dans le ciel. Pour voir un vidéo de la grue : http://fr.canoe.ca/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2012/01/20120126-095540.html
  6. Cataclaw

    Nouveau Pont Champlain

    Voici ma proposition pour le projet d'un nouveau pont champlain. Je suis en faveur de conserver le pont Champlain actuel. Nous sauvons sur les couts de démolition, et avec une nouvelle vocation plus faible en terme d'usure, la structure pourrait durer beaucoup plus longtemps. Le gros de mon plan serait de construire un nouveau pont à 8 voies en (presque) parallel au pont actuel. Le vieux pont Champlain serait utilisé pour supporter du transport en commun (autobus, métro, et possiblement covoiturage) Situation actuelle qui cause des embouteillages: Autoroute 10 (Brossard) - 4 voies de chaque bord Nouveau pont Champlain - 3 voies de chaque bord A-15/20 jusqu'à Turcot - 2 voies de chaque bord Futur: Autoroute 10 (Brossard) - 4 voies de chaque bord Nouveau pont Champlain - 4 voies de chaque bord A-15/20 jusqu'à Turcot - 3 voies de chaque bord De plus, en lien avec ma vision pour le metro 2100, le pont Champlain pourrait porter des voies de metro pour la ligne rouge. Voici alors mon plan: Commentaires? Suggestions? Don't go too rough on my foolish ideas... this one took hours to make!
  7. http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/metropolitannews/archive/2011/01/12/motel-raphael-hotel-condo-ndg-montreal-west-brock-st-jacques.aspx
  8. Gabriel Béland La Presse Le chef de Projet Montréal, Richard Bergeron, a été mis à la porte du comité exécutif par le maire, Gérald Tremblay. Il annoncera la nouvelle demain matin lors d'une conférence de presse. M. Bergeron menaçait depuis plusieurs jours de démissionner si le maire donnait son aval à un «mauvais» projet de reconstruction de l'échangeur Turcot. Il semble que Gérald Tremblay l'ait pris de court. « Le maire a eu une rencontre avec M. Bergeron jeudi et il lui a demandé s'il serait solidaire avec le comité exécutif pour le projet de l'échangeur Turcot, a indiqué Darren Becker, porte-parole du comité exécutif. Comme M. Bergeron n'a pas été capable de garantir sa solidarité, le maire lui a demandé de quitter le comité exécutif.» Richard Bergeron fera le bilan de son passage au sein du comité exécutif demain et «invitera la Ville de Montréal à mieux défendre les Montréalaises et les Montréalais contre le MTQ dans le dossier Turcot». http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/regional/montreal/201011/04/01-4339458-richard-bergeron-renvoye-du-comite-executif.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B4_manchettes_231_accueil_POS1
  9. 09/07/2007 Des proches du Parti conservateur souhaitent la construction d'un parc thématique près de l'échangeur Turcot, à Montréal, où se marieraient les activités récréotouristiques et sportives, l'environnement et la biotechnologie. Cet ambitieux projet, dont l'un des penseurs est l'ancien président du comité exécutif de Montréal sous Pierre Bourque, Jean Fortier, se chiffre à plusieurs milliards de dollars. M. Fortier voit dans ce rêve l'occasion de faire un véritable «Central Park» montréalais. Baptisé «Lac à la Loutre», le projet envisage de creuser un véritable lac sur les terrains de l'ancienne cour de triage Turcot, à l'endroit où se trouvait jadis le lac à la Loutre, avant son remblaiement, au XIXe siècle. Un vaste parc boisé serait aménagé avec terrasses et restaurants autour du nouveau plan d'eau, qui permettrait la navigation de plaisance à partir du canal de Lachine. Des résidences luxueuses pourraient également être bâties dans le secteur ouest du parc, selon le document de présentation du projet consulté par Le Devoir. Le boisé de la falaise Saint-Pierre y serait intégré. Le long de la rue Notre-Dame Ouest, une ligne de tramway traverserait le parc d'ouest en est et permettrait de relier Dorval au Vieux-Montréal. L'espace ne manque pas, puisque la cour de triage fait près de 100 hectares. En comparaison, le parc Lafontaine a une superficie de 36 hectares. D'ailleurs, les instigateurs du projet Lac à la Loutre voient grand. Jusqu'à présent, parmi les idées mentionnées pour l'utilisation de ce site après 2015, on songe surtout à implanter des projets industriels et commerciaux sur le site de l'ancienne cour de triage. Rappelons que Transports Québec a racheté celle-ci en 2003. «Ce n'est pas une proposition précise, c'est une illustration de ce qu'on pourrait faire», précise Jean Fortier, en entrevue au quotidien montréalais. «Mais s'il y a une réfection de l'autoroute, pourquoi ne pas intégrer cette autoroute dans un parc? Pourquoi ne pas faire quelque chose d'intéressant d'un point de vue urbanistique et environnemental?», demande-t-il. Plus à l'est, au sud de l'échangeur Turcot, un stade de 15 000 à 25 000 places pourrait voir le jour. L'endroit est idéal, selon M. Fortier, puisqu'il se situe au carrefour des autoroutes, qu'il est facile d'accès et qu'il offre des possibilités de stationnement. Le secteur immédiat du nouvel échangeur pourrait aussi accueillir un «aménagement urbain» comprenant restaurants et commerces. Le tout se marierait au pôle biotechnologique qu'on souhaite voir s'établir à l'est de l'échangeur Turcot et au sud de la rue Saint-Jacques, afin d'y attirer des entreprises du secteur.
  10. Malek

    Fenêtres virtuelles!!

    Un nouveau gadget pour les maison... <object width="1280" height="745"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqu9NuINKbc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqu9NuINKbc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="1280" height="745"></embed></object> Le MTQ pourrait en installer chez les qui vont rester à côté du futur Turcot avec des images de fermes et de fôrets lol
  11. Malek

    Tutelle de Montréal??

    Bon, Montréal pourrait tomber sous tutelle de Québec... Qu'en pensez-vous? Je crois qu'il était temps, trop de niaisage à la ville... ceci pourrait finalement permettre de débloquer quelques dossiers commem Turcot et Notre-Dame.
  12. Publié le 24 juillet 2009 à 10h21 | Mis à jour à 10h23 Échangeur Turcot à Montréal: Québec renonce au PPP La Presse Canadienne Montréal Le gouvernement du Québec confirme l'abandon du partenariat public-privé (PPP) pour la réfection de l'important complexe autoroutier Turcot, dans le sud-ouest de Montréal. Le ministère des Transports explique que les économies de plus de 100 millions $ initialement évaluées pour la réalisation des travaux en mode PPP ne sont plus réalistes. Le ministère ajoute que différents facteurs, tels que le contexte économique mondial, ont contribué à cette décision. Les autorités signalent aussi que la complexité de ce projet nécessite une formule souple permettant simultanément les interventions de reconstruction des infrastructures et celles visant l'entretien et le maintien des structures actuelles jusqu'à leur démolition. Le complexe Turcot est emprunté chaque jour par environ 290 000 automobilistes, mais les ouvrages qui le composent sont arrivés à la fin de leur vie utile.
  13. Publié le 13 juin 2009 à 05h00 | Mis à jour à 07h07 Projets en PPP:Gagnon-Tremblay songe à faire marche arrière Ariane Lacoursière La Presse La présidente du Conseil du Trésor, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, reconnaît que les avantages liés aux partenariats public-privé (PPP) ne sont pas les mêmes en temps de crise économique. Pour cette raison, elle ne «ferme pas la porte» à l'idée de revenir au mode de construction traditionnel dans quelques grands projets, comme l'échangeur Turcot et le Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). «Je suis consciente qu'il y a des avantages aux PPP mais, dans notre contexte économique, si les avantages liés au PPP ne sont pas au rendez-vous, le gouvernement devra prendre les décisions appropriées», a déclaré la ministre. Mme Gagnon-Tremblay n'est «pas insensible» à ce qu'elle a entendu cette semaine. Au cours des derniers jours, l'Ordre des architectes, l'Ordre des ingénieurs, la Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux et l'Association des économistes du Québec ont tous clamé que bâtir un hôpital universitaire et des installations d'envergure comme l'échangeur Turcot en mode PPP n'est pas souhaitable. La coalition «CHU sans PPP» a même vu le jour cette semaine. Sans entrer dans les détails, Mme Gagnon-Tremblay a affirmé que, pour l'instant, le processus suit son cours: «On n'est pas en train d'évaluer un moment pour changer de cap. Mais plusieurs intervenants sont dans le dossier et pourront dire à un moment s'il faut faire marche arrière», a-t-elle dit. Selon nos sources, plusieurs personnes influentes à Québec souhaitent que le gouvernement abandonne les PPP. Un représentant de l'Agence des PPP a d'ailleurs dit cette semaine qu'il se sentait «?bien seul?» dans le dossier PPP. Dans une lettre ouverte publiée jeudi par le quotidien Le Devoir, le président de l'Agence des PPP, Pierre Lefebvre, assure que, si les projets du complexe Turcot et des CHU sont complexes et risqués, il s'agit justement «d'un argument de taille pour que les risques de ces projets ne soient pas assumés uniquement par le gouvernement et les contribuables québécois». Pour sa part, Mme Gagnon-Tremblay affirme que, «quel que soit le mode choisi, la rigueur sera au rendez-vous». «Ma grande préoccupation, c'est l'argent des contribuables», dit-elle. Mme Gagnon-Tremblay n'est pas la seule à ouvrir la porte à un changement de cap. Le cabinet du ministre de la Santé, Yves Bolduc, confirme que les projets de construction de grands hôpitaux en PPP «n'est pas une religion». «On a privilégié le mode PPP parce qu'on nous prouvait que c'était plus avantageux au moment où on a fait l'analyse initiale. Mais quand on aura les propositions finales, on devra réévaluer», a dit l'attachée de presse du ministre Bolduc, Marie-Ève Bédard.
  14. Cataclaw

    Highways and lanes

    Crazy 401. You've got your 18-lane highways, and then your 4-lane highways (20/15 between turcot and champlain). How about a healthy "in-between"?
  15. La Gazette se permet un méga liste d'infrastructure en réparation et à venir. Je copie l'article ici, mais je vous averti, elle est longue cette liste. Source: http://www.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=1250a439-510a-4947-8b97-ee3995f04682 What construction holiday? After years of infrastructure neglect, a quiet revolution is under way to overhaul Quebec's roads and bridges DAVID JOHNSTON The Gazette Saturday, August 02, 2008 This summer's construction holiday has turned out to be a holiday in name only. Sort of like the summer of 2008 so far. One image dominates. It is of the eastbound Highway 20, at the Turcot interchange. Orange pylons are configured into one giant funnel, forcing motorists into a single lane up through the interchange to the Ville Marie Expressway downtown. Why one lane? Because construction work is going on. During the construction break. The 41-year-old Turcot, slated for demolition over six years beginning next July, has been getting some geriatric care. The ensuing traffic bottlenecks have been stretching back the full length of the Turcot yards. Cue in frequent bursts of intense rain, and you get a picture of the summer of 2008. But it isn't just Montreal. It's the same in all of Quebec, as far as the supposed construction holiday is concerned. Normally, the drills and the jackhammers are silent during the last two weeks of July, and traffic flows freely. But not this year. Because after years of infrastructure neglect, a not-so-quiet revolution is under way, thanks to the Charest government and the federal infrastructure-support program conceived by the former federal Liberal government. An unprecedented $2.7 billion in provincial money and $3.2 billion overall is being spent on road and bridge infrastructure renewal in 1,800 locations throughout Quebec this year. "This is a record year for Quebec," said Nicole Ste-Marie of the Quebec Transport Department. But this is only the beginning of something much bigger. A three-year overhaul of the Mercier Bridge began in May. A six-year reconstruction of the entire Turcot interchange is to begin July next year. This fall, the first actual work on the proposed new Dorval interchange is expected to begin. And then there's the proposed new downtown-airport shuttle waiting in the planning wings. And that's just the western suburbs of Montreal. The Mohawks of Kahnawake saw all this coming. Five Mohawk firms are currently doing repair work on the Mercier. The local band council looked at the Mercier and Turcot projects and put two and two together and came to the realization that commuter traffic is going to be very difficult between the south side of the Mercier and downtown Montreal over the next six years. As a result, the band council has been lobbying for a commuter-rail station for Kahnawake on the Delson-Candiac line. "We're afraid a lot of our kids going into CEGEP and university in Montreal are going to look at the traffic and say, 'Well, forget about it,' " said Joe Delaronde, a band-council official. Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau said he has received assurances that measures will be taken to minimize disruption for motorists when the Dorval project gets under way. But he said Montreal has no choice but to move ahead with improving the state of the rail and road infrastructure serving the airport. Things aren't just bad; they're embarrassingly bad, he says. "Can you imagine? You come from Europe. You're finally out of the airport. You're in this taxi or bus, and you're stopped in traffic under the railway bridge (beside Dorval Circle) and you look up and you see screens to catch any concrete that might fall down on you." The September 2005 collapse of the de la Concorde Blvd. overpass in Laval, which killed five people, showed that the consequences of infrastructure neglect can be deadly. Since the Concorde incident, the provincial government has done a thorough review of Quebec's infrastructure and established new priorities for repairs and new undertakings. The Gazette today publishes a map describing 10 of the most important projects in and around the Montreal region, either under way or on the near time horizon. - - - 1. TURCOT INTERCHANGE Background: In June 2007, the provincial government announced a plan to tear down the elevated interchange and replace it over six years, beginning next summer, at a cost of $1.5 billion. Most of the new Turcot network will be built at surface level, although there will be a few elevated ramps - notably linking the new Highway 20 with the higher ground of the Décarie and Ville Marie Expressways. Highway 20 through the Turcot yards will be rebuilt more to the north, closer to the Falaise St. Jacques escarpment. That, in turn, will make the Turcot yards contiguous with adjoining industrial properties along the Lachine Canal, and make it more attractive for redevelopment. What's new: Various interchange ramps have been undergoing reinforcement work this summer, creating traffic bottlenecks. Provincial environmental hearings are likely to begin in the fall. The government has begun negotiations to buy land required to carry out the interchange modernization. Work is to begin next July. About 180 housing units are to be demolished. Tenants who are dislodged will receive at least three months' rent as compensation. 2. NOTRE DAME ST. E. Background: In development limbo since the late 1960s, a nine-kilometre stretch of Notre Dame St. E. was finally given the green light for modernization last November. A new "urban boulevard" was approved over the other option, a sunken Décarie Expressway-like highway. Quebec will pay $625 million of the $750-million cost, the city of Montreal $125 million. What's new: Public hearings were held last winter to work out operational details. As a result, changes were announced in May. Among other things, traffic-light synchronization will be altered to let traffic move with fewer red-light stops; one lane will be reserved for carpoolers; the entire nine-kilometre stretch will be subject to photo radar. Construction is to begin in October. 3. HIGHWAY 25 Background: Construction of a toll bridge between the Rivière des Prairies district of Montreal and the Duvernay district of Laval will link Highway 40 in Montreal to Highway 440 in Laval. In June 2007, the Quebec government announced a consortium headed by an engineering subsidiary of Macquarie Bank Ltd. of Australia had won the bidding to build and operate the $400-million bridge as a public-private partnership. The span is slated to open in 2011. Government regulations have set a $2.40 cap in 2011 dollars for a one-way trip over the bridge for an ordinary car, over the 35-year term of the PPP deal. What's new: Dynamite work took place in the spring on the Laval side of the proposed bridge. In June, environmental groups lost a court bid to shut down the project. On July 15, dynamiting took place on the Montreal side. In recent weeks, a lot of bridge materials have been delivered to the job site. 4. DORVAL Background: There are two projects on the horizon for Dorval. One is the proposed airport shuttle between downtown Montreal and Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport. The other is the Dorval Circle modernization. Both have been on the drawing board for more than a decade. What's new: The airport-shuttle project is stalled. Different levels of government are still trying to work out a financing agreement. All parties, however, agree that the shuttle is desirable and should have its own dedicated rail lines. So the plan is to eventually add two new rail lines north of Highway 20, parallel to existing CP and CN lines. But there is still no consensus on whether to use Central Station or Lucien L'Allier Station as the downtown terminal. Cost estimates vary from $600 million to $800 million. As for the Dorval Circle project, the provincial government passed a decree in December setting aside $210 million for the new interchange, to be known as Carrefour Dorval. The overhaul will see Trudeau airport connected to Highway 20 via a new link that will be reserved for airport traffic. The new link will pass in front of the Hilton Hotel and run through where the Budget Rent-a-Car property is now situated. It will rise over the rail lines situated between Budget and Highway 20 and connect to the highway near the Novartis building. Budget is to relocate to a new site under the plan. Highways 20 and 520 (Côte de Liesse Rd.) will also get new interchange connections. As for Dorval Circle itself, it will end up serving only local traffic. Highway 20 traffic between Pointe Claire and Lachine will continue to run over the circle in overpass fashion. Engineers are putting final touches to the Carrefour Dorval project and an official announcement is likely for the fall. Work could also begin this fall, sources say. 5. HIGHWAY 15 Background: Work began in April to completely rebuild the northbound Laurentian Autoroute lanes between Mirabel and St. Jérôme. The new surface will be done in concrete. The southbound lanes between the two towns were redone last summer. What's new: Work is proceeding on schedule and is expected to end Nov. 21. 6. HIGHWAY 13 Background: Work began in April to completely rebuild the southbound lanes of Highway 13 on Montreal Island between Highway 40 and the Mille Îles River. Work is also being done on the Louis Bisson Bridge that spans the river. Work on the northbound lanes between the 40 and the river was done last summer. What's new: Work is proceeding as planned. It is scheduled to end Sept. 30. 7. MERCIER BRIDGE Background: On June 16, the federal and provincial governments announced a plan to renovate the Mercier Bridge through November 2011. Work began in April. Federal officials said the Mercier modernization represents the largest bridge-repair project in Canadian history. Work is to be carried out in two phases, with a consortium of Mohawk firms doing $66 million of work in the first phase. Bidding will open next year for the second phase. What's new: In recent weeks, Mohawk ironworkers have been concentrating on the reinforcement of existing gusset plates under the bridge deck. They have also been installing new gusset plates. These plates support the joints where horizontal, vertical and diagonal beams meet. Later, ironworkers will bring in hydraulic jacks and start replacing individual rusted beams where necessary. About half of all the main diagonal support beams are to be replaced on the upstream bridge, which carries southbound traffic. This bridge opened in 1934. The downstream bridge, which carries northbound traffic, opened in 1963; no reinforcement work is required on it. Similarly, only the upstream span will be getting a new deck. All ramps linking the South Shore to both the 1934 and 1963 bridges are to be reinforced and given new decks. 8. HIGHWAY 35 Background: Progress has been slow with the longstanding plan to extend Highway 35 from St. Jean sur Richelieu to the Vermont border. Converting the 39-kilometre stretch of secondary Highway 133 south of St. Jean into a primary autoroute would finally give Montreal an expressway link to Interstate 89. What's new: Last August, the Quebec government passed a decree allowing for the agricultural dezoning required to carry out the project. The federal government has promised $57 million in infrastructure money for the $300-million project. A federal environmental assessment is being done. If, as expected, the process results in the feds giving the project a green light, preliminary land-preparation work could begin in October. 9. GALIPEAULT BRIDGE Background: Work began in May to rebuild the deck of the eastbound lanes and add a third lane to accommodate growing volumes of off-island commuter traffic. The Galipeault, like the Mercier Bridge, consists of two separate spans, side by side. The southern of the two, built in 1924, handles eastbound traffic between Île Perrot and Ste. Anne de Bellevue. The northern bridge, built in 1964, handles westbound traffic. While work on the southern bridge takes place, eastbound traffic is being diverted onto the northern span. What's new: Work is proceeding smoothly. 10. HIGHWAY 30 Background: After many delays, a plan to complete construction of the South Shore ring road was announced in the fall of 2006. There are two unfinished stretches to complete: a section through dezoned farm land between Candiac and Ste. Catherine, and a section between Châteauguay and the town of Vaudrueuil-Dorion. What's new: Work on the 13-kilometre Candiac-Ste. Catherine link began in early June after a political agreement was reached between the provincial government and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake over how to proceed with settling a land-claim issue. As for the section west of Châteauguay, the government in late June announced that a Spanish-led consortium had won the bidding to build it as a part of a public-private partnership. A Canadian arm of the Spanish engineering firm Acciona won the competition. The 42-kilometre western link will see toll bridges built over the Beauharnois Canal and St. Lawrence River. Final details on the financing and construction are to be announced in September. The completed Highway 30 is expected to open in 2012. djohnston@thegazette.canwest.com
  16. ErickMontreal

    Roads safe, Quebec insists

    Roads safe, Quebec insists AMY LUFT, The Gazette Published: 7 hours ago Quebec's Transport Department wants drivers to know the province's highways are safe, despite a metre-wide pothole found on the Turcot Interchange. Still, the road damage reminded some that action needs to be taken quickly to ensure the safety of motorists. "It definitely enforces the point that structures are in bad shape," said Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, head of a coalition that wants better funding of infrastructure in Quebec. "The bridges won't be demolished tomorrow, but we need to make sure what remains is not in a beautiful state but in a solid state." Engineers have confirmed that the pothole discovered Friday on Highway 15, just north of the exits for Highway 20 and the Ville Marie Expressway, was simply the result of deteriorating asphalt and concrete and was not a structural issue, like those plaguing many Quebec roadways. "Of course, we'd like to reassure people of the safety of the Turcot Interchange," Transport Quebec official Nicole Ste-Marie said. "What happened (Friday) was not related to roadwork on other access ramps." Highway 15 through the Turcot Interchange was reopened to traffic at 7 a.m. yesterday after overnight paving between the exits for Highways 20 and 720 (the Ville Marie Expressway) and the Décarie Expressway. Two lanes were closed about 8:45 a.m. Friday when a motorist drove into the pothole, which ran one metre deep straight through the span. The lanes were shut for about five hours. One lane was shut again Friday afternoon because repairs could not be completed. Structural repairs are to begin tomorrow on 10 of the 12 access ramps to the Turcot Interchange. The work had already been scheduled this week to take advantage of reduced traffic during Quebec's construction holiday. Highways 15, 20 and 720 converge on the Turcot Interchange, which carries an estimated 280,000 vehicles every day. As for the rest of the province's highways and structures, Ste-Marie urged motorists not to worry. "We'll eventually be doing some repairs (to structures), but if there's a problem or safety concern, Transport Quebec never neglects to tell the public." Vaillancourt said he is satisfied with the measures being taken to maintain the overpasses before they are replaced or repaired. "I've discussed the issue with engineers and I've been reassured the upkeep is good," he said, adding that rebuilding the spans "is not going to happen overnight." Vaillancourt is head of the Coalition pour le rénouvellement des infrastructures du Québec. Its members include the provincial federation of municipalities, the Conseil du Patronat employers lobby, and industry and professional associations. Repairs are to continue as planned on the rest of Quebec's troubled overpasses. After the collapse of the de la Concorde Blvd. overpass in Laval in September 2006, which killed five people, and the subsequent inspection of 135 overpasses deemed to be in questionable condition, Quebec has budgeted $2.7 billion for roadwork this year. The lion's share is to be spent to repair or replace overpasses. It's part of a four-year, $12-billion investment to upgrade Quebec's crumbling infrastructure. Transport Quebec said in April the province would replace 25 overpasses and tear down three others. Major repairs on 25 more spans began at that time. At least three of the overpasses to be replaced are in Montreal. They include two on Highway 138 over Monette St. at the Mercier Bridge, both scheduled to be replaced by 2013, and one on Gouin Blvd. over Highway 19, to be replaced in 2009. The Dorval Interchange is to be torn down, though no date has been set. Transport Quebec wants to assure drivers the span is well maintained. "While it will eventually be demolished, right now we are doing sporadic repairs ... to make sure safety is maintained," Ste-Marie said, adding the Dorval Circle is to be reconfigured to ease traffic woes in the area, not because it is unsafe. As for the current state of Quebec's overpasses, Vaillancourt said he's a little nervous, despite the progress. "It's easy to know when there's a hole in the pavement, but it's hard to know when a bridge will collapse," he said. "You never know." aluft@thegazette.canwest.com http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=b45ac453-fbf9-45aa-8380-c55e10568c42&p=2
  17. ProposMontréal

    Des blogues à lire.

    À l'exception de mtlurb.com quel autre blogue / site sur Montréal lisez-vous? Malheureusement, je n'ai pas vraiment rien trouvé en français mais en anglais je lis à tous les jours ces blogues. http://www.urbanphoto.net/ http://spacingmontreal.ca/ http://savegriffintown.wordpress.com/ et plusieurs autre comme Walking Turcot Yard ou Exploring Southwest qui parle plus d'un quartier en particulier que de Montréal. Mais VOUS que lisez-vous?