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PR: Here's how work on the REM will impact the West Island in coming months


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The REM’s elevated structure on the West Island allows for the construction of a linear route, limiting the footprint and the impact of the construction work.

The height of a column varies according to its location on the route, with a minimum clearance of 5.3 meters (Ministère des Transports standard) beneath the deck to ensure traffic safety.


REM construction work will continue throughout the winter of 2021:

  • Construction of the four stations on the Anse-à-l'Orme branch

  • Installation of the deck on the elevated structure using the launching gantries and installation of the new railway infrastructure (rails, electrical system, etc.)


REM crossing over A40


Nature of the work:


Beginning August 2, traffic pattern disruptions are planned on Highway 40 (A40) at Saint-Jean Boulevard within the framework of REM elevated structure construction on the West Island. These operations will allow the REM deck over A40 to be installed. This “major crossing” will be carried out in several phases over a period of approximately one month (from August 2 to September 10).

Anticipated impacts and mitigation measures:


Sections of the A40 and service roads in that sector will be closed, as the REM – A40 crossing progresses.


image courtesy of REM.info

image courtesy of REM.com


Phase 1 – August 2 to 6, 2021*: overnight closure of eastbound service road

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.: complete closure of the eastbound service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detour

  • Detour via Hymus Boulevard to Doyon Avenue and then back to the A40 eastbound service road.

  • The A40 will remain open to traffic during this period.

Phase 2 – August 6 to 9, 2021*: weekend closure of Highway 40 eastbound

  • From August 7, 11 p.m. to August 9, 5 a.m., complete closure of Highway 40 eastbound at Saint-Jean Boulevard.


image courtesy of REM.info

Detour

  • Detour to Highway 20 via Saint-Charles Boulevard to Highway 13 north and then back to the A40 eastbound.

  • The A40 westbound will remain open to traffic during this period.

Phase 3 – August 9 to 13, 2021*: weekend closure of Highway 40 westbound

  • 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., complete closure of Highway 40 westbound at Saint-Jean Boulevard.


image courtesy of REM.info

Detour

  • Detour to Highway 20 via Highway 13 to Saint-Charles Boulevard and then back to the A40 westbound.

  • The A40 eastbound will remain open to traffic during this period.

Phase 4A – August 13 to 16, 2021*: weekend closure of Highway 40 westbound

  • From August 13, 11 p.m. to August 16, 5 a.m., complete closure of Highway 40 westbound at Saint-Jean Boulevard.



Detour

  • Detour to Highway 20 via Highway 13 to Saint-Charles Boulevard and then back to the A40 westbound.

  • The A40 eastbound will remain open to traffic during this period.

Phase 4B – August 16 to 17, 2021*: overnight closure of Highway 40 westbound

  • From August 16, 11 p.m. to August 17, 5 a.m., complete closure of Highway 40 westbound at Saint-Jean Boulevard.


image courtesy of REM.info

Detour

  • Detour to Highway 20 via Highway 13 to Saint-Charles Boulevard and then back to the A40 westbound.

  • The A40 eastbound will remain open to traffic during this period.

Phase 5 – September 1 to 7*: overnight closure of westbound service road

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.: complete closure of Highway 40 westbound service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detour

  • Detour via Brunswick Boulevard to Saint-Jean Boulevard and then back to the A40 westbound service road.

  • The A40 will remain open to traffic during this period.

Phase 6 – September 7 to 10, 2021*: overnight closure of the westbound service road

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.: complete closure of Highway 40 westbound service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detour