Ongoing work at D'Iberville station

Project summary

Work began to install elevators at D’Iberville station as part of a project to make it universally accessible. The station will also undergo major renovations on its main entrance building.

Duration of the work: October 19, 2020 to spring 2023

Description of the work:  Elevator installation, major renovations on main entrance building

Métro impacts: The main entrance building is closed for the entire duration of the work. The secondary entrance is opened.

Bus impacts: Some bus stops are closed and relocated.

Impact on customer trips

Closure of main entrance building

The entrance building at D’Iberville and Jean-Talon is closed since October 19, 2020 until the end of work, which is planned for spring 2023. In spring 2020, we rearranged the turnstiles and fare booth in the secondary entrance building so that it could accommodate additional customers.

Impact on the station

Partitions are installed on the platforms and in some areas inside the station, but they will not affect customer trips.

Relocated bus stops

Making your trips easier

A stop for the 93 Jean-Talon will be added at the corner of Jean-Talon and Des Écores to serve the entrance building that will remain open throughout the work.

Impact on local residents

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Work schedule

We will be working on some Saturdays over the next few weeks, starting September 11, 2021.  Excavation will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. During the week, work hours will be extended to 8 p.m. at the latest. This schedule is authorized by municipal by-laws.

We will finish digging one of the three elevator shafts in September and have reached a depth of about 11 metres at the two other excavation sites. We are also carrying out renovations inside the main entrance building.

We have finished excavating the overburden—the surface layer of the soil—and have reached the bedrock level at all three excavation sites. We can now begin breaking up the rock so that we can dig the three elevator shafts. We will use a hydraulic drill for this step.

Because of this, some noise may occur, but it will be mitigated by the noise walls that we installed while setting up the worksite and the fact that we are no longer working at street level, but about four metres underground.

Inside the entrance building

The major renovations are well underway. The entire interior of the entrance building has been demolished, including the fare booth. Some of the concrete beams have been modified to reinforce the building’s roof, where a new natural ventilation shaft will be installed. This device will include motorized shutters that can be controlled remotely to bring in air from outside the station.


Excavation work started in mid-January. This stage of the work will cause noise and vibrations that local residents may notice. The following mitigation measures will be in place:

  • Noise walls have been installed around the worksite to reduce noise levels.
  • Seismographs have been installed in strategic locations to monitor vibrations and prevent any damage to infrastructure.
  • Sound levels are measured to ensure that they do not exceed permitted thresholds.
  • The work is conducted Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., in accordance with municipal by-laws.

Based on the current schedule, excavation will continue until fall 2021. However, as the work progresses, different digging equipment will be used, which will reduce the noise and vibrations.

Could buildings near the worksite be damaged during the excavation work?

The required excavation work will generate vibrations that may be felt by residents near the worksite. We have hired an independent consulting firm to survey (mainly photograph) all buildings around the worksite and to monitor the vibrations generated by the work using special equipment. These inspections will document the condition of the buildings before and after construction. In the unlikely event that any damage is reported, an expert opinion could help to determine whether the damage is the result of the vibrations produced by the work site. Property owners affected by this measure have been notified accordingly.

Exterior work will be divided into two phases, each corresponding to a different worksite layout.The worksite will have the following impacts on traffic:

Phase 1: from November 25th, 2020 until September 2022.

D’Iberville Street will be closed completely in front of the main entrance building and on the south side of the intersection with Jean-Talon. Jean-Talon Street will be partially blocked. Westbound traffic will be diverted into one of the eastbound lanes.

Phase 2: from September 2022 until the end of the work.

D’Iberville Street will be reopened with one lane in each direction. The roadblock on Jean-Talon will be reduced and only take up the parking lane, restoring four-lane traffic on Jean-Talon.

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We had to make several changes to the initial worksite configuration. The site now extends slightly farther west than planned. We have set up two crosswalks on Jean-Talon Street, at the Louis-Hébert and Molson intersections, to make it easier for pedestrians to get around. However, some changes may be made to road signage in the next few weeks. We  remind you that you can still access the businesses located around the worksite.


Why do we have to block the road?

The elevators will be installed inside the station. However, in order to install the ones that will connect the mezzanine level to each of the platforms, we have to dig into the métro tunnel, which is located underneath Jean-Talon Street. This is why two different worksites will be set up on either side of Jean-Talon.

Due to roadblocks, the 94 D’Iberville will detour onto Écores Street and Louis-Hébert Street. We recognize the impact that this will have on residents of these streets. Rest assured that we will do everything possible to minimize inconveniences to your daily life.

The work will be done in compliance with all municipal by-laws.


Work will take place mainly during the day, but some operations may need to be conducted at night while the métro is not in use, or on weekends.

In accordance with municipal by-laws, any construction work likely to generate noise will generally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

We are taking all measures necessary to remain within the noise limits set by municipal by-laws for all work taking place during the weekday, on the weekend and at night.

Anti-dust sheets will be installed on all the worksite partitions to limit dust dispersal.

Learn more about the project

  • Installation of three elevators and mechanical rooms for each of them
  • Expansion of the main entrance building
  • Demolition and reconstruction of the entrance building slab and refurbishment of the flooring
  • Construction of a new fare booth
  • Refurbishment of the main entrance building roof
  • Construction of a new natural ventilation shaft in the entrance building roof

D’Iberville station was created by architects Paul Brassard and Walter Warren, who had already designed Saint-Laurent station two decades earlier.

Both the station and the street get their name from Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville (1661-1706), who founded Louisiana and is known as the hero of New France.

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The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to the additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments to speed up universal accessibility work and make the 41 métro stations accessible by 2025.

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