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Rehabilitation of Riverside (phase 7)

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 is continuing this year, with the reconstruction of Riverside Drive between Alexandra Avenue and De Bretagne Street. All the work, including the laying of the first course of asphalt and landscaping, will be carried out over an approximately six-month period running from July to December.

Part 1 – summer

The initial zone where the work will be carried out will include Riverside Street between Alexandra and Bolton avenues. The Bolton Avenue/Riverside Street intersection will not be affected by Part 1.  

Part 2 – summer and fall

The work zone will expand from Bolton Avenue as far as De Bretagne Street. This will include the De Bretagne/Riverside intersection. This phase will involve a temporary closure of exit 78 from Highway 132. More details will be provided in due course. 

The second course of asphalt will be laid and landscaping work will be finished (if not completed in 2020) in 2021.  

Traffic

To make it easier for you to get around during the work on Riverside Drive, different 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.

With some exceptions, local traffic access will be provided for residents affected by the roadwork.

Detour route - Phase 1

2020-10-20 - Progress of work on phase 7
The work is progressing well. Almost all of the underground infrastructure has been installed. The contractor is currently working on connecting the water main in the vicinity of De Bretagne Street. All the work slated for this year should be completed by the end of November.

Other work in the area
To allow for the completion of the work on phase 6 (2020), Riverside Drive is also closed between Edison and Alexandra avenues.

Detour route

Neighbourhood residents

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.

Busses 

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. 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.

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.

To learn more, you can view the PowerPoint presentation (in French only) that was shown at the information meeting held on February 4, 2020.

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 Dany Guillotte. On the site at all times, he will do everything possible to help you handle the small problems caused by the infrastructure work.

Mr. Guillotte works for the City as a civil engineering technician and will be the person to speak to for the duration of the project. If you wish to reach him, please call 438-368-7606.

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.

News

2020-10-20 - Progress of work on phase 7
The work is progressing well. Almost all of the underground infrastructure has been installed. The contractor is currently working on connecting the water main in the vicinity of De Bretagne Street. All the work slated for this year should be completed by the end of November.

Other work in the area
To allow for the completion of the work on phase 6 (2020), Riverside Drive is also closed between Edison and Alexandra avenues.

2020-09-25 - Closure of the Highway 132 access and exit ramps in front of the Country Club
Phase 7 (2020) of the rehabilitation of Riverside Drive is ongoing, and next week the contractor will begin work in front of the Country Club. As a result, starting on the night of Sunday, September 27 to Monday, September 28, access to the Highway 132 access and exit ramps will be closed until the beginning of November.

To allow for the completion of the work planned during this phase, Riverside Drive will therefore be closed between Alexandra and De Normandie avenues. Access to the Country Club will continue to be available via Riverside Drive (from De Normandie) for as long as possible. Residents of De Bretagne Street will be able to enter their neighborhood via De Normandie Avenue.

We remind you that due to the completion of work on phase 6 (2019), the portion of Riverside Drive between Fort and Alexandra avenues is also closed.

2020-09-18 - New closure starting September 21, 2020
Starting September 21, the Longueuil agglomeration will be carrying out repair work on one of its major water supply lines. This work was scheduled to be carried out during phase 6. It will involve the closure of Riverside Drive between Fort and Alexandra avenues. The closure is expected to last for six weeks.

We must remind you that due to the work involved in phase 7, Riverside Drive is also closed between Alexandra Avenue and the Highway 132 access ramp. In other words, starting September 21, Riverside Drive will be closed all the way from Fort Avenue to the Highway 132 access ramp.

Residents in this area will have access at all times to their residences via local streets. Please follow the detour signs and drive cautiously in the area around the worksite.

2020-09-14 - Water service interruption and preventive boil water advisory for certain residents of Riverside Street, between Alexandra and Bolton Avenues, and for the 52 Montrose Boulevard.
The water service is currently interrupted for residents of Riverside Street, between Alexandra and Bolton Avenues, and for the 52 Montrose Boulevard. Residents concerned all received a door hanger informing them of the situation. 

During and after the water service interruption, a preventive boil water advisory is currently in effect. Residents must boil water for 1 minute before consuming it until further notice. 

Questions?
Contact the Engineering Management division at 450 466-3094 or genie@saint-lambert.ca.

2020-09-04 - Update
The roadwork on Riverside Drive between Alexandra Avenue and De Bretagne Street (phase 7) is continuing and progressing well. Starting Tuesday, September 8, the crews will begin work on the section between De Bolton Avenue and the access ramp to Highway 132.

Starting Tuesday, Riverside Drive will therefore be closed to traffic between Alexandra Avenue and the access ramp to Highway 132 until further notice.

Temporary closure (phase 7)
The access ramp to Highway 132 in front of the Country Club of Montreal will be temporarily closed on Thursday, September 10. Motorists will be able to access Highway 132 via Simard Boulevard or Notre-Dame Avenue. You can consult the detour plan above on this page.

Temporary closure (phase 6)
To complete the work on phase 6, the portion of Riverside Drive between Fort Avenue and Edison Avenue will also be closed starting on Tuesday, September 8.

2020-07-13 - Water service interruption and preventive boil water advisory for certain residents of Montrose Boulevard and Osborne Street
On Monday, July 13, the water service will be interrupted between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the residents located at the following addresses: 
- 52, 100, 69 and 107 Montrose Boulevard
- 747 and 769 Osborne Street

Residents concerned all received a door hanger informing them of the situation.

During and after the water service interruption, a preventive boil water advisory is currently in effect. Residents must boil water for 1 minute before consuming it until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.
2020-06-29 – Start of the Phase 7 roadwork
During the week of July 6, we will begin the roadwork involved in Phase 7 of the reconstruction of Riverside Street. The work will start with the section of Riverside Street between Alexandra and Bolton avenues. This means that as of next week, Riverside Street will be closed between these two avenues. 

Motorists are asked to follow the temporary detour route and to drive cautiously in the vicinity of the work.  

2020-02-05 - Report on the information evening
You can view the PowerPoint presentation (in French only) that was shown at the information meeting held on February 4, 2020.

2020-01-29 - Information meeting
To present the project to you, we invite you to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at City Hall (55 Argyle Avenue).

At this meeting, we will explain the main aspects of the project and present the anticipated plans and timeline. We will also offer some practical tips to ensure that your daily routine remains manageable and will answer all your questions.