Concrete median on Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants being replaced - again
By John Jantak
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Work continues to replace the faulty concrete median along a stretch of Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue from between Rue Demers and the entrance to the service road leading to Highway 40 East.
Work is underway to replace the concrete median along the entire stretch of Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants between Rue Demers and Highway 40 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. A large portion of the median has been broken up and fresh concrete is already being laid along the stretch of roadway at the intersection with Demers.
The reconstruction is being done to correct reported flaws in the concrete that have been noticed since the median was replaced just a few years ago, according to Mayor Paola Hawa.
“The contractor used subpar cement so when we did our inspection to accept the work we noticed it didn’t conform to our standards. We are using our right to have the work redone now because our guarantee runs out in August so we’re still within the guarantee period. The contractor is redoing the work under the warranty at no charge obviously,” Hawa told The Journal.
“I’m very proud of the fact that we’re holding contractors responsible and accountable for the quality of their work. It’s taxpayer dollars that we spent in the first place and our residents are entitled to receive work that is worthy of the money that is spent,” added Hawa. The work to replace the median is expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks.
Highway 40 road work
The provincial Ministry of Transport will begin road reconstruction of the pavement on Highway 40 eastbound between Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Baie D’Urfé. The complete closure of the eastbound roadway will be in effect as of June 20 beginning at 5 a.m.
Traffic will be diverted in the opposite direction, between Anciens-Combattants and Morgan Boulevard in Baie D’Urfé during the current construction period and will be in place until December. Work will resume in 2022 after a winter break.
News of the reconstruction work on Highway 40 comes just a couple of weeks after the Transport Ministry announced it was beginning work to complete the extension of the Highway 40 service road between Anciens-Combattants and Morgan Road. This project will involve repaving the access road leading from Anciens-Combattants to the entrance of Highway 40 eastbound.
Continuation of project
The reconstruction work on Highway 40 east is a continuation of the same project that began several years ago when both sides of the highway between Sources Boulevard and St. Charles were redone. “It’s basically a continuation this same project. They were redoing the road in segments and now we’re at this segment here,” said Hawa.
The mayor acknowledged that motorists will be inconvenienced by the road work but said it has to be done. “I’m glad they’re doing it. I think they’re about three years behind schedule with this project. It’s a disintegrating infrastructure and this project is very much needed. I’m glad they’re finally going through with it.”