Road traffic disruptions around Viger avenue area

Press release

Montréal, January 3, 2013   – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) wishes to inform the public that traffic disruptions are to be expected as of Monday, January 7, due to the construction work of the Hermine mechanical ventilation station in Ville-Marie borough, between Place-d’Armes and Square-Victoria stations. This project affecting traffic flow will be carried out over an 11 month period, until November 2013.

This project is part of the STM’s métro network restoration program of stationary equipment and consists in replacing the mechanical ventilation station constructed in 1966. The new station will be quieter and more efficient to meet today’s safety standards and noise level standards of the city of Montréal, while providing a better fresh air supply to customers.

As for road traffic disruptions, the portion of De Bleury Street, west of the Palais des Congrès will be closed to traffic going north. Motorists will have to detour onto Saint-Laurent Boulevard to avoid traffic surges on Saint-Urbain Street where a fire station is located. Furthermore, road traffic will be reduced to one lane westbound on Viger Avenue between De Bleury and Saint-Alexandre. Alternate routes for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians have been planned in cooperation with Ville-Marie borough, the city of Montréal and Québec’s Ministry of Transportation.

The STM wishes to inform the public that all necessary measures regarding safety have been deployed as well as to minimize inconveniences that may result from this situation. For updated information regarding this project and to access the traffic flow plan of the area including alternate routes suggested for motorists, please visit Lastly, the STM suggests using the trip calculator for those who wish to use public transit to reach this particular area.

This project is made possible through the financial contribution provided by the Ministry of Transportation of Québec

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