The replacement of a major water main at the corner of McGill
College Ave. and Sherbrooke St. W. will result in some partial and
temporary street and sidewalk closings in the area adjacent to the
Roddick Gates until early August. The work began Monday, June
The City of Montreal says the work will be undertaken in three phases. The first phases, which are already under way, will take place on the south side of Sherbrooke St. at McGill College Ave. until July 9, after which work will shift to the north side of Sherbrooke, directly in front of the Roddick Gates, beginning July 12. This will be the most disruptive phase for the McGill community.
The City of Montreal says some bottlenecks are to be expected, but that the streets would remain open to local traffic most of the time. Detours and alternate lanes will be used when necessary.
Some parking restrictions will be in place during the work period. However, access to businesses, residences and institutions will be maintained at all times.
The water main project is related to the rehabilitation of the McTavish reservoir and pumping station. The stretch of McTavish St. between Dr. Penfield Ave. and Pine Ave., including its intersections, will also be affected by closings and bottlenecks at various times throughout the summer and fall.
Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.