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Rehabilitation of Riverside Drive (phase 5) and Rhône

In 2012, the City began a major project to rehabilitate Riverside Drive, the longest artery in Saint-Lambert. The work is being spread over several years. To learn more about this large-scale project, consult the Riverside Drive project description page.

Work will continue this spring, with the reconstruction of Riverside Drive between D’Anjou Avenue and Brossard’s city limits. This work includes the Du Rhône Avenue and the portion of Simard Boulevard from the De Gasgogne Street to the junctions on Autoroute 132. This phase of the work, including the first course of asphalt, should be carried out over a period of six months, from June to November. 

Phase 1 A: summer

  • Riverside, from Anjou to Simard 
  • Simard, from Casgogne to the junctions on Autoroute 132: first half of the street

Phase 1 B: summer

  • Du Rhône
  • Riverside, from Rhône to Simard 
  • Simard, from Casgogne to the junctions on Autoroute 132: first half of the street

Phase 2: fall

  • Riverside, from Simard to Brossard’s city limits
  • Simard, from Casgogne to the junctions on Autoroute 132: second half of the street

The second course of asphalt will be laid and the landscaping done in spring 2018. 

The work is slated to start on July 3.

The dates indicated are approximate as many factors, including weather conditions, can have an impact on how long projects actually take to complete.

Chemins de détour pour Riverside phase 5


To make it easier for you to get around during the work on Riverside Drive, two detour routes have been planned according to the progress of the work. We recommend following the signs that will be posted soon, as they will indicate the best detour for vehicles.

Traffic will be maintained at all times on Simard Boulevard, as work will be done on one side of the street at a time. However, it will be reduced, since there will be one lane available in each direction, rather than two.

Residents of the neighborhood

The reconstruction of a street is a complex operation involving many companies, and it creates a great deal of disruption to people’s routines. The page Practical information on roadworks will offer you practical tips to ensure your daily routine continues as smoothly as possible.

Residents who live on Du Rhône Avenue or Place le Marronnier will be able to access their residences throughout the work. When the contractor is obliged to temporarily close your street or its intersection with Riverside, a temporary exit road will be provided toward Simard Boulevard for residents of Place le Marronnier and toward De Bretagne Drive for residents of Du Rhône Avenue.   


Many of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) buses travel along the entire length or a section of Riverside Drive. For the duration of the work, alternate bus routes will be set up for lines 13, 37 and 55. You can consult the RTL's website for more details. 

The RTL will also install temporary signs informing users of any changes to the usual Riverside Drive bus routes. 

For more information, you can call the RTL’s Customer Service Department at 450-463-0131 from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., as well as on weekends and holidays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Exemple de carrefour giratoire

The most exciting aspect of the rehabilitation of this portion of Riverside Drive will be the installation of a roundabout at the Simard intersection. This structure will improve traffic flow for motorists and cyclists, while enhancing the esthetic appeal of this important entry to our city. 

What exactly is a roundabout? 

A roundabout is a usually circular intersection where traffic circulates counter-clockwise around a central island and where entering vehicles must yield to those already in the roundabout.

Its benefits

The installation of a roundabout will offer a number of concrete benefits to neighbourhood residents and visitors: 

  • Greater safety for all users: Pedestrians and cyclists will only have to look in one direction to find out when to cross. Also, crosswalk lights will clearly tell motorists when to stop.
  • Lower speeds: Vehicles will slow down as they approach the roundabout because it represents a major change in the driving environment.
  • Environmental benefits: As motorists will come to full stops less often, this will reduce noise and gas consumption, which in turn will have a direct impact on air quality. Also, the roundabout implies a surface of asphalt, which acts as a “heat island.”
  • Esthetically pleasing: A roundabout creates a distinctive entry that can be landscaped and that forms an eye-catching landmark.

To learn more, consult the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at the February 23rd information meeting. 

Pedestrian safety  

During the reconstruction work, the City of Saint-Lambert will set up an enhanced surveillance system.

However, we urge parents to inform their children of the potential dangers associated with such major work and to watch out for the safety of the children in their neighbourhood. 

Questions about the worksite?

We are well aware of the inconveniences caused by such large-scale work. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Charles Élysée, a municipal engineering technician with the City of Saint-Lambert’s Engineering Department, at or at 514 243-5720.

Stay informed!

The information you’ll find in this section of the website will be continually updated. We invite you to check this page often for reports on the progress of work.


2017-09-06 - Closure of one lane on Simard Boulevard
Due to work on sewer pipes and water mains being carried out as part of the rehabilitation of Riverside Drive, we will have to close an additional lane on Simard Boulevard at the corner of Riverside Drive starting September 9, for approximately two weeks. 

During this period, motorists heading towards Saint-Lambert from highway 132 via Simard Boulevard will have to take a detour that goes along Riverside Drive, De la Moselle Avenue and Du Pas-de-Calais Street. We thank you for following the detour signs that will be installed shortly.

Detour route

Motorists who use Simard Boulevard to get to highway 132 will not be affected by the detour.

2017-06-28 - Works begins
Starting July 3, Riverside Drive between D’Anjou Avenue and Simard Boulevard will be closed to traffic due to the start of reconstruction work. We thank you in advance for your collaboration to ensure safety around the work site and to respect the detour routes that will be in place. The contractor may be on the site a few days before to begin the preparatory work. 

2017-03-02 - Presentation of the project
You can watch (or watch again) the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at the information meeting on February 23. It contains a host of information on the nature and purpose of a roundabout and the benefits it offers, among other things.