Phase 1 of the Sainte-Catherine Ouest project progressing well
The work operations on Rue Sainte-Catherine between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue De Bleury, first undertaken by the city almost two months ago, are progressing well. In spite of the challenges faced by work crews, close to 20% of the work is complete, according to the planned schedule.
The work is being performed in integrated fashion with the project partners, the Commission des services électriques de Montréal (CSEM), Bell Canada and Énergir. It is aimed at reconstructing century-old underground infrastructures and updating electrical and telecommunications services in order to transform Rue Sainte-Catherine into a modern thoroughfare that rivals those of the world’s great cities in the 21st century.
As of April 12, 2019, many of the new secondary water mains in the supply system are already in place. Work on the main water supply system will start in mid-April. Reconstruction work on public utilities (CSEM and Bell Canada) is also progressing well. Work operations aimed at improving Énergir’s gas network have are underway and will continue over the next few weeks.
Crews are on site, seven days a week and around the clock when required, to ensure that the work operations run smoothly while minimizing the impacts across the area.