Work underway at Atwater station
- Project summary
- Impact on customer trips
- Impact on local residents
- Learn more about the project
- Onglet 5
By the spring of 2021, Atwater station’s waterproofing membrane will be completely refurbished. This major project requires the closure of De Maisonneuve Boulevard, between Atwater and Wood avenues.
We will take advantage of the excavation work to construct the shafts for the future elevators, which will link the mezzanine to the platforms.
Duration of the work: June 2019 to May 2021
Description of the work: Remplacement of the waterproofing membrane and installation of elevators
Impact on métro service: No
Impact on bus service: No
Impact on customer trips
The project will have no direct impact on customer trips.
The station and its adjacent buildings will remain accessible at all time.
Impact on local residents
De Maisonneuve Boulevard will remain closed to traffic until December 2020.
From late November 2019 to mid February 2020, one lane will be freed on De Maisonneuve Boulevard to allow the creation of a temporary bike path.
This will allow us to continue the work of replacing the waterproofing membrane throughout the winter.
Completion of work on De Maisonneuve Boulevard: December 2020
End of all station work: spring 2021
Access to the métro station and its surroundings will be maintained at all times. A pedestrian path and bike lane also connect Atwater and Wood, via De Maisonneuve.
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Learn more about the project
In recent years, the station’s interior and the De Maisonneuve and Sainte-Catherine entrance buildings were fully renovated. This project will put the finishing touches on the major refurbishment of the station before it becomes universally accessible.
Several steps have already been taken since the start of the membrane refurbishment work:
- Excavation up to 7 metres deep, to above the métro track
- Injection of existing cracks
- Laying of membrane on initial part
- Pouring of concrete on slopes
- Sewer work on existing urban network
Excavating the ground above the station will allow us to carry out certain structural repairs inside the station and construct the shafts for the future elevators. This will avoid another road closure. We will install elevators in the shafts later.
Replacing a waterproofing membrane requires excavating the ground above it. We will dig one to four metres deep, depending on the locations. The station occupies the entire width of the boulevard underground. That is why we must close the boulevard completely to carry out the work. Minimizing the number of work phases enables us to reduce the total duration and cost of the work and increase its efficiency.
You will notice some worksite fencing and scaffolding but they will not impact your trips. We will reconfigure the mezzanine and platform areas for the construction of the elevator shafts. One business and several mechanical rooms will be relocated. The De Maisonneuve entrance building will remain accessible at all times.
This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.
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