Work underway at Place-des-arts station
- Project summary
- Impact on customer trips
- Impact on local residents
- Learn more about the project
- Onglet 5
A real estate project carried out by a private developer will integrate the De Bleury North entrance into its new building. We are taking advantage of the closure of the entrance building to begin accessibility work and equip the station with elevators.
Duration of the work: March 11, 2019, to April 2022
Description of the work: New entrance building and elevator installation
Métro impacts: Yes
Bus impacts: Yes
The station will remain open during the work. Only the De Bleury North entrance building will be closed. The closest entrance is on De Bleury, south of De Maisonneuve.
Impact on customer trips
Place des Arts access closed until the end of October
Due to work, the access leading to the métro station will be closed.
Customers who normally take this access to Place des Arts or Complexe Desjardins will have to use the Jeanne-Mance exit and head south (turn left outside the exit) to get back onto Sainte-Catherine Street.
Closure of the De Bleury North entrance building and De Maisonneuve boulevard
This entrance building will be closed as of March 11, 2019, for a real estate project carried out by a private developer, which will integrate it into its new building. During the work, the closest entrance building is on De Bleury, south of De Maisonneuve.
The 35 Griffintown East line will end at the corner of René-Lévesque and Union, just west of Robert-Bourassa. This route change is necessary due to the extensive construction work taking place in the area.
During this period, boarding of the 35 Griffintown West line will take place at Square-Victoria—OACI station on Côte du Beaver Hall at the corner of Viger.
A new phase of accessibility work at Place-des-Arts station is underway. During the work, De Maisonneuve Boulevard West will be closed to vehicle traffic between De Bleury and Balmoral. The bike path will also be closed and rerouted along Président-Kennedy.
The walkway leading from the De Bleury exits to the main ticket counter will be closed for the duration of the work on the platforms. In addition, storage areas will be needed in a few areas of the station, but they will not impact your trips.
Impact on local residents
A new phase of accessibility work at Place-des-Arts station is underway. During the work, De Maisonneuve Boulevard West will be closed to vehicle traffic between De Bleury and Balmoral. The bike path will also be closed and rerouted along Président-Kennedy. The sidewalk on the south side of De Maisonneuve boulevard will remain accessible during work. Follow the signs to ensure you get around safely.
Learn more about the project
Description of the work:
- Expansion and refurbishment of the De Bleury North entrance building, construction of an elevator shaft between the street and fare booth levels, and installation of elevator equipment.
- Refurbishment of the entrance building’s structural slab and staircases.
- Installation of two elevators between the fare booth level and the platforms in both directions; the station’s underground infrastructures must therefore be expanded. This means that the work will be visible above ground level.
Yes, the De Bleury entrance building will have some.
Originally, Place-des-Arts station had four separate entrance buildings, and three of these have been integrated into buildings.
- The Jeanne-Mance entrance building was covered by the Musée d’art contemporain in 1992.
- The Président-Kennedy entrance building was covered by UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy in 1998.
- The De Bleury South entrance building was covered by the Louis-Bohème in 2010.
- And, now, it’s the De Bleury North entrance building’s turn to be integrated into a real estate project.
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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 universal accessibility work and making 41 métro stations accessible by 2025.