Édouard-Montpetit

Work underway at Édouard-Montpetit station

Project summary

Major work began on August 10, 2021 at Édouard-Montpetit station to make it universally accessible with the addition of two elevators.


Duration of the work: August 2020 - November 2022

Description of the work: Elevator installation and reconstruction of entrance building façade

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: Yes. Some stops will be relocated.

Impact on customer trips

Since Wednesday, February 10, 2021 the universal accessibility worksite at Édouard-Montpetit station has a new layout. The station's south entrance building is now closed and the station is only accessible via the north entrance building located at the intersection of Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard and Vincent-D'Indy Avenue.

This new phase of work will result in the closure of the pedestrian tunnel leading to the CEPSUM, from February 23 to fall 2021. To get to the sports center, you will have to leave the station by the north building and walk west on Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard to reach the pedestrian crosswalk located in front of the CEPSUM's main entrance. Be careful and make sure to cross only at traffic lights and marked crosswalks.

Bus and métro service will be maintained at all times.

The bus stop in front of the south entrance building (CEPSUM) will be relocated during the work. Once the work team moves onto the site, the stops for routes 51 – Édouard-Montpetit, 119 –  Rockland and 368 –  Avenue du Mont-Royal will be relocated to the west, near the station, on Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard.

In a later phase, partitions will be installed in the station to close off the work area, particularly on the pedestrian walkway and the stairs leading to the platforms.

Impact on local residents

 

Beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2021 the universal accessibility worksite at Édouard-Montpetit station will have a new layout. The station’s south entrance building (on Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard, in front of the CEPSUM) will be closed for excavation and expansion work.

For the next several months, the station will only be accessible via the north entrance building at Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard and Vincent D’Indy Avenue.

Pedestrians travelling east-west will have to take the secured, marked temporary walkway on the north side of Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard. Be careful and make sure to cross only at traffic lights and marked crosswalks.

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Roadblocks on Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard

Bike path closed

Since the work area encroaches on the Edouard-Montpetit Boulevard bike path, the bike path will be moved to Stirling Avenue and Willowdale Avenue. Follow the posted signage.

Pedestrians

  • The pedestrian walkway that was set up on the north side of Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard will be closed the week of October 5.
  • A temporary secured passageway has been set up on the south side of the boulevard opposite the CEPSUM to allow pedestrian traffic on the east-west axis. Be careful and make sure to cross only at traffic lights and marked crosswalks.
  •  The sidewalk in front of the south entrance building (CEPSUM) will be blocked by the worksite.
  • The north sidewalk will also be blocked as of July. A temporary walkway will allow pedestrian access from the north side of Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard.
  • Due to the layout of the worksite, the bike path that runs on Edouard-Montpetit Boulevard will be rerouted during the work. The detour will run down De Stirling Avenue and onto Willowdale Avenue.
  • Be careful and make sure to cross only at traffic lights and marked crosswalks.
  • The excavation work will generate vibrations that could be felt by residents near the worksite.
  • Seismographs have been installed to monitor vibrations in real time, and sound level readings will be taken regularly.
  • Any construction work likely to generate noise will generally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., in accordance with municipal by-laws.
  • We have hired an independent consulting firm to survey (mainly photograph) all buildings around the worksite. These inspections will serve to document the condition of the buildings before and after construction.
  • In the unlikely event that any damage is reported, an expert assessment could help determine whether the damage is the result of the vibrations produced by the worksite. Property owners affected by this measure will be notified accordingly.

Learn more about the project

Providing a universally-accessible public transit system is one of the STM’s strategic priorities. However, adding elevators to an existing building is a major challenge that requires a high degree of planning and will involve many steps.

Due to the specific architecture of Édouard-Montpetit station, expansion work will be required on both platforms and the entrance building in front of the CEPSUM. This will involve ground excavation and concrete work, to be carried out in multiple phases.

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Édouard-Montpetit station is located at the corner of Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard and Vincent D'Indy Avenue. Formerly Maplewood Avenue, Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard was renamed in 1967 in memory of the economist Édouard Montpetit (1881-1954), who founded the École des sciences sociales, économiques et politiques at the Université de Montréal in 1920.

Édouard-Montpetit station was opened to the public on January 4, 1988, and officially inaugurated the following day. In 2019, it recorded 1,538,515 entries, placing it 61st out of 68 stations.

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The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments for the purpose of speeding up work on universal access and making 41 métro stations accessible by 2025.

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