Work at Rosemont station

Project summary

Starting on July 2022, we plan to carry out work near the Rosemont métro station. This work will continue until the end of November 2022.


Duration of the work: July 21, 2022 to end of November 2022

Description of the work:

  • Replacement of the waterproofing membrane covering the station’s underground roof
  •  Reconstruction of the natural ventilation shaft
  • Redevelopment of the square around the station into a new public space, on behalf of the City of Montréal

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: More information to come

We coordinated our work with that of the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM) to ensure that both worksites wrap up as quickly as possible and have the least possible impact on your activities. We will also be redeveloping the square around the station into a new public space, on behalf of the City of Montréal.

Impact on customer trips

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The station will remain open and accessible at all times. The worksite will not block the station doors leading out to Rosemont Boulevard.

  • The worksite area will cover the bus loop and the sidewalk next to the Marc-Favreau library. Pedestrians will no longer be able to cross between the métro station or Rosemont Boulevard and Des Ateliers Street.
  • The sidewalk in front of the station will be closed at times. A walkway will be set up in the street to ensure pedestrian safety.
  • The section of the bike path that runs alongside the Marc-Favreau library will be blocked during the work.

Bus stops in the area were previously relocated due to the OMHM construction site. Some of them may need to be moved again, near the station. Signage will be installed on site telling you where to go, and more information will be available soon on this page.

  • During the work, bus stops will be relocated to Rosemont Boulevard and Saint-Denis Street, near the station. See the map below for the location of your bus stop.
  • The following bus lines will make a short detour on Des Carrières as they will no longer be able to turn around in the Rosemont terminus bus loop:
  • 197 Rosemont
  • 31 Saint-Denis
  • 13 Christophe-Colomb
  • 25 Angus
  • The 161 Van Horne will make a westbound detour on Saint-Hubert, Bellechasse and Saint-Denis before returning to Van Horne.
  • Bike racks are now behind the Marc-Favreau public library and on the Saint-Denis service road near the overpass.

To learn more about the impact of the Rosemont project, visit the Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal website.

Impact on local residents

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Work on the natural ventilation shaft

On Monday, September 19, we will start replacing the natural ventilation shaft. This structure, located next to Marc-Favreau library, has reached the end of its useful life.

Some work must be carried out inside the station, at night, when the métro is not operational. To minimize noise as much as possible, we will use low-noise power tools and install soundproofing panels to contain the sound inside the station.

Depending on where you live, you may hear activity coming from inside the station. This step could take a few nights, so we invite you to check this web page for the latest updates.

We understand the impact that this work can have on neighbourhood noise levels. Rest assured that we evaluated all possible scenarios before beginning the work.

Overnight work on concrete slab complete

The work carried out on the nights of September 1 to 2, 6 to 7 and 8 to 9 allowed us to finish repairing the surface of the concrete slab — an essential step in continuing the work to replace the station's waterproofing membrane. We understand the impact that overnight work can have on neighbourhood peace and quiet. We are doing everything possible to limit overnight work.

Concrete work will take place on Saturday, September 10, at the worksite around Rosemont station. The work will begin around 7 a.m. and is scheduled to continue until late afternoon.

While performing work on the night of September 1 to 2, we found that additional repairs must be made on the surface of the concrete slab. Some of these repairs must be done at night, when customers are not present in the station, for safety reasons.

We anticipate having to do two nights of work during the week of September 5, 2022. The scheduled dates are Tuesday, September 6, through Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, through Friday, September 9. As weather conditions may change, the exact dates will be posted on this page.

If additionnal work is needed, the dates will be posted on this page and sent via our electronic newsletter which you can subscribe to at the bottom of this page.

Mechanical equipment will be used to break up the concrete. Depending on where you live, you may hear some noise. We are aware that this type of work will affect the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. Rest assured that we evaluated all possible scenarios before beginning the work.

Work will take place Thursday, September 1 to Friday, September 2. The unexpected and essential work will involve repairing the concrete slab at the surface level. While we were replacing the waterproofing membrane this past Tuesday, August 30, we observed that there was damage to the surface requiring repairs in certain places. The work must be done immediately so that Saint-Vallier Street can be reopened before winter.

Mechanical equipment will be used tonight to break up the concrete. Depending on where you live, you may hear some noise. Activity is also expected at the worksite on Saturday, during the day and night, for concrete pouring. Rest assured that we evaluated all possible scenarios before beginning the work.

A large portion of the concrete slab renovations will be done during the day, while the métro is in operation. However, part of the work must be done at night, when customers are not present, for safety reasons.

Some exterior work will have to be done over a few nights. The work will involve using mechanical equipment to scrape away the concrete surface in order to remove the original waterproofing membrane. Depending on where you live, you may hear some noise during this work.

Over how many nights will the work be done?
We will first conduct tests for a maximum of two nights, starting on August 24, 2022*. Based on the results, we will determine whether additional nights will be required to finish the work and, if so, how many. We will do our best to complete this task in as few nights as possible. We understand the impact that overnight work can have on neighbourhood noise levels.

* Work was scheduled to begin the night of August 23 to 24, but due to rain, it was postponed until the following night.

Why does the work have to be done overnight?
Since the work involves the area above the station, it  must be done while the métro is not in operation, between roughly 1:30 and 5:00 a.m.

Work will be performed Monday to Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Work may also take place on some Saturdays in accordance with municipal regulations.

We care about the quality of life of residents living close to our facilities. Rest assured that we will take all measures necessary to keep the impact on residents, businesses and customers to a minimum.

Redevelopment of the square around the station into a new public space, on behalf of the City of Montréal

With new green spaces and bicycle racks, the redeveloped square will be a pleasant, people-focused place of connection for public transit users and neighbourhood residents alike.

Located next to the Marc-Favreau library and the Réseau-Vert multi-functional trail, the new space will add the last touch to the redevelopment of the site of former municipal workshop buildings. The project will also align with the sustainable development goals in the City of Montréal’s 2020-2030 Climate Plan (French only) and with the Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie borough’s ecological transition efforts.

To learn more about the project

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Watch our video on waterproofing systems to learn how we protect our métro stations from water infiltrations.

What is a waterproofing membrane?
The waterproofing membrane protects the station from water infiltrations. It covers the station’s underground roof and is therefore located underground. Rosemont’s waterproofing membrane dates back to the station’s initial construction and has reached the end of its useful life.

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Waterproofing system replacement on YouTube

 
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