Jean-Talon

Work underway at Jean-Talon station

Project summary

Between now and the end of 2019, an initial part of Jean-Talon station’s waterproofing membrane will be completely refurbished. We are also reinforcing a foundation wall that runs above the Orange line and installing a new elevator.

Duration of the work: April 2018 to December 2019

Description of the work: Replacement of the waterproofing membrane and installation of an elevator.

Impact on métro service: Yes

Impact on bus service: Yes

Impact on customer trips

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Access to the métro station and neighbouring businesses will be maintained at all times.

  • We are carrying out work at the corner of De Saint-Vallier and Jean-Talon, which includes the sidewalk.
  • A temporary and safe pedestrian path has been installed on one of the traffic lanes to allow pedestrians to walk east-west on the south side of Jean-Talon Street.
  • The work to replace the waterproofing membrane requires the closure of the temporary pedestrian passageway between De Saint-Vallier and Jean-Talon streets.
  • If you go this way to reach the station entrance, take De Chateaubriand Avenue, as shown below.

Bus stops 92 Jean-Talon West and 93 Jean-Talon will be relocated until the work is complete.

Buses 30 Saint-Denis / Saint-Hubert and 31 Saint-Denis are already on detour routes because of the City of Montréal's construction site.

Impact on local residents

We have started replacing the membrane under De Saint-Vallier Street at the corner of Jean-Talon. The work requires closing De Saint-Vallier Street between Jean-Talon and Bélanger streets until December 2019. Vehicle traffic on De Saint-Vallier is permitted in both directions only for local residents so they can reach their homes. Garbage and recycling collection services will be provided as usual.

  • A temporary and safe pedestrian path has been installed on one of the traffic lanes to allow pedestrians to walk east-west on the south side of Jean-Talon Street.
  • The work to replace the waterproofing membrane requires the closure of the temporary pedestrian passageway between De Saint-Vallier and Jean-Talon streets.
  • If you go this way to reach the station entrance, take De Chateaubriand Avenue, as shown below.

 

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Learn more about the project

Replacing a waterproofing membrane requires excavating the ground above it. We will dig one to seven metres deep, depending on the locations.

Since April 2018, work has been underway to install an elevator connecting the Orange line platform (Côte-Vertu) to both Blue line platforms (Snowdon and Saint-Michel).

There have been minor obstructions inside the station since last January. The fencing, located at the head of the Côte-Vertu platform and at the end of the Montmorency platform, is allowing us to proceed with the reinforcement of the foundation wall.

In April 2018, we began work to install an elevator to make the Blue line accessible. The elevator serves both of the superimposed Blue line platforms and was commissioned at the beginning of November 2019.The station is already equipped with three elevators and the Orange line is universally accessible.

The station’s pedestrian tunnels occupy the entire width of these streets underground. That is why we have to completely close Jean-Talon and De Saint-Vallier Streets to carry out the work. Minimizing the number of work phases enables us to reduce the total duration and cost of the work and increase its efficiency.

 

Yes, it was a top priority for us to ensure careful coordination with other work providers in the area during project planning. Some phases will therefore be coordinated with other nearby projects to minimize obstructions and their duration.

In addition, the traffic plan was developed with the people in charge of the other sites and the boroughs to minimize the impact on area residents. However, under current conditions, public transit is definitely the best option.

Since we have to excavate the ground under these trees to access the underground roof of the station, we will unfortunately have to cut them down. All trees will be replanted in accordance with the City of Montréal's development plan.

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The project in images

The construction site is progressing rapidly

Take a look at some pictures of the site. The excavation is in full swing!

Work is made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec and by Infrastructure Canada as part of the Canada-Quebec Building Fund.

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