By McGill Reporter Staff
Our long McTavish Street nightmare is over – almost.
After six months of heavy construction work that closed McTavish St. from Sherbrooke St. to Dr. Penfield Ave. to allow for the installation of new water mains and sewer lines, McTavish is almost back to normal.
Asphalting work on McTavish is now complete and the road is now open to pedestrians and to local deliveries from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The stairs at the intersection of McTavish and Dr. Penfield are also now open to pedestrian circulation.
Traffic cones are currently in place at the south end of the street to restrict through traffic until such time as the bollards are replaced.
The purpose of the City of Montreal’s McTavish Street project was to replace aged sewer and water lines.
Work crews encountered a number of problems over the course of the project, which pushed completion from the anticipated date in early October to the middle of December. Work continues on the north side of Dr. Penfield, where improvements are being made to the McTavish Reservoir.
McGill will work with the City of Montreal to plan landscaping and other improvements to the street in the coming months.