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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2020-10-20 - Progress of work on phase 7
2020-09-25 - Closure of the Highway 132 access and exit ramps in front of the Country Club
2020-09-18 - New closure starting September 21, 2020
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.
2020-09-04 - Update
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)
Temporary closure (phase 6)
|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.