• James Armstrong

Damaged Black Creek culvert gets changed

Replacement of the culvert that carries Black Creek under Cameron Road in Hudson began early on Monday, October 30. The culvert was damaged by the excessive flooding in the spring of 2017. “The cost of replacing the culvert is $120,000,”said Hudson’s Director General Jean-Pierre Roy who said 68 per cent of the cost is covered by money from the Quebec government for flood damage repairs.

“It will be a square concrete culvert, larger than the previous one, that will provide a better flow of water,” said Roy adding that the type of culvert chosen was the result of an engineering study. “We have received all of the approvals we need from all departments including the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) and the Municipalité régionale de comté Vaudreuil-Soulanges (MRC-VS).”

Roy said all the work should be completed before the middle of November.

For the moment, Cameron Road is closed to through traffic to the centre of town and motorists are urged to use alternate routes such as Côte Saint-Charles or Bellevue Street. Black Creek flows under Cameron Street to meet up with the Viviry River resulting in what was Pine Lake.

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