Savoie rectifier station

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Latest update: November 2017

Path for pedestrians
Due to unforeseen technical constraints, the temporary path initially planned alongside the work site on avenue Savoie cannot be set up as expected. However, you can use the pedestrian lane linking rue Saint-Denis and avenue Savoie, next to the Grande Bibliothèque, as shown on the map in the section entitled How will construction work discrupt traffic for motorists, pedestrians and bikers?, to get around the work site safely.

Excavation work underway
Excavation of the bed rock below avenue Savoie has begun. A hydraulic jackhammer is currently being used, but could make way to micro-blasting, starting in December 2017.  We will comply with all municipal regulations regarding the times during which work is permitted. Work to excavate the rock bed will continue until April 2018.

From April 2017 to August 2019, construction will be underway on a building that will house two new rectifier stations. They will be located below Savoie Avenue, near Ontario Street, where a mechanical ventilation station is already located.

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Neighbouring businesses will remain open during construction.

A rectifier station holds equipment that is necessary to supply electrical power to the tracks in the métro. There are 63 such rectifier stations spread out in the network, with most of them located between métro stations.

Putting new AZUR trains in passenger service will help to gradually raise the offer of service. That growth will lead to an increase in demand for power to supply the métro tracks. To ensure the system can withstand the higher demand, it is essential that we add rectifier stations in certain areas of the métro system.

The noisiest work will take place during two periods. From April 2017 to March 2018, we will be excavating under Savoie Avenue, and from April to July 2018, we will be excavating under Ontario Street, up to the intersection with Berri.

Traffic will be disrupted during two periods. First, for all the duration of the works, that is from April 2017 to August 2019, and then when Ontario Street will be closed, that is from April to July 2018. The plans that follow indicate the impacts of disruptions.

A traffic study was performed by an independent firm specialized in that field, in order to lessen the impact on car circulation and for fans of active means of transportation. These impacts along with mitigating measures were all coordinated with the project’s different stakeholders, particularly with Ville-Marie borough, the City of Montréal, BAnQ  and Vélo-Québec.

Work zone - April 2016 to August 2019

Work zone - April to July 2018

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The sector is served by Berri-UQAM and Sherbrooke métro stations and several bus lines.

No. Ventilators for rectifier station equipment are equipped with high-performance noise suppressors. Once in operation, the station noise will comply with city regulations and will not surpass that of the present mechanical ventilation station. In fact, the noise level is so low, it can be covered by normal human conversation or the area’s ambient noise.

This work is made possible through funding from the MInistry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification.

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