Major public works project near Roddick Gates

TulipGatesBy McGill Reporter Staff

The replacement of a major water main at the corner of McGill College Ave. and Sherbrooke St. W. will result in some partial and temporary street and sidewalk closings in the area adjacent to the Roddick Gates until early August. The work began Monday, June 14.

The City of Montreal says the work will be undertaken in three phases. The first phases, which are already under way, will take place on the south side of Sherbrooke St. at McGill College Ave. until June 28, after which work will shift to the north side of Sherbrooke,  in front of the Roddick Gates, beginning July 5. This will be the most disruptive phase for the McGill community.

The City of Montreal says some bottlenecks are to be expected, but that the streets would remain open to local traffic most of the time. Detours and alternate lanes will be used when necessary.

Some parking restrictions will be in place during the work period. However, access to businesses, residences and institutions will be maintained at all times.

The water main project is related to the rehabilitation of the McTavish reservoir and pumping station. The stretch of McTavish St. between Dr. Penfield Ave. and Pine Ave., including its intersections, will also be affected by closings and bottlenecks at various times throughout the summer and fall.

Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.