Although the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion maintains its infrastructure on an ongoing basis, traffic can be impeded by work or events. Every effort is made to reduce the impact on pedestrians, cyclists, residents and motorists.
Here you will find a list of road work projects under way so that you can change your usual route if need be. You'll also be informed about projects coming up in the next few months.
Note that dates are subject to change, as project schedules may be affected by factors such as weather.
Consctruction work planned for 2021
Bike paths and pedestrian areas
- The construction of bike paths in the sector of SainteMadeleine and Saint-Michel schools (Durocher, Bourget, Viau and Chanoine-Groulx streets) is near completion as is the bike path on Ouimet Street, near Briand and Leclerc streets.
The project was slated to begin early this summer to avoid interfering with the back-to-school season. However, we were ultimately not able to begin work until we received confirmation of a grant from the Ministère des Transports du Québec. Provided through the Programme d’aide financière au développement des transports actifs dans les périmètres urbains (TAPU), the grant of $188,500 was finally confirmed in late July and is intended to be used for all of the City’s bike path projects
- The bike path on Aurèle-Joliat Street, between ÉmileBouchard and Lorne-Worsley streets, was also recently completed.
- Other bike path projects are currently underway, namely along Marquis Street (off road) and Ranger Street between Chicoine Street and Harwood Boulevard, where paving work is also being done.
- Between now and the end of the year, an off-road bike path will be added along Des Muguets Street, between the new pedestrian tunnel under the exo train tracks and Chemin Paul-Gérin-Lajoie. Rehabilitation and repair work will also be done on the bike path running along Montée Cadieux and the portion connecting LouiseJosephte Street to Place Chevalier.
Rehabilitation of the water system on a portion of Boileau Street (between Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes and Lartigue Street) is slated to be completed before the end of 2021.
- Paving work on Durocher Street is near completion.
- A left-turn lane will soon be added going from De la Gare Boulevard to D’Orléans Street.
- Road resurfacing work was recently completed on the portion of Henry-Ford Street between the highway onramp and Route Harwood.
The demolition of the existing #11 fire station, located on Lotbinière Road, took place in mid-August. The construction of the new building will take approximately 20 months. This new fire station will become the second main fire station to cover the urban territory of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The new building will meet the latest design standards and will house firefighters on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The City will receive $4.5 million in financial assistance for this project.
Replacement and rehabilitation of culverts has been planned in the Montée de la Côte-Double/Bellerive Street sector.
Parks and green spaces master plan
The Parks and Green Spaces Master Plan, which was adopted in the spring of 2019 and covers the period 2018-2025, is an essential tool for managers and elected officials to adequately plan investments in existing and future parks. It serves to provide an overview of the various parks on the territory, including existing sports and recreational facilities, and makes it possible to monitor trend and use patterns.
How far along is the City in implementing this master plan at this point?
- Development of parc Pierre-Mercure: Started in the fall of 2020, the development of Pierre Mercure Park is now complete. The park’s design was created in a way that ensures it suits all possible users, from seniors to young children. Numerous play structures for children aged 0 to 12 have been introduced, as well as benches, rocking benches and picnic tables. The installation of awnings and open play areas are also intended to meet the needs of the park’s various clienteles. The design also ensures that individuals with reduced mobility have easy access to the park’s different areas and most of its equipment (adapted picnic tables, adapted play structures and sidewalks facilitating movement to the various play areas). In total, more than 80 trees are expected to be planted within the park to help make it a major green space within the sector. Pierre-Mercure Park indeed provides young and old with access to a public space of the highest quality
- Redevelopment of parc Lorne-Worsley: The redevelopment of Lorne-Worsley Park is expected to
be carried out in two phases. The first phase, which began in late summer 2021, will continue into the fall. This stage of the project includes refurbishing of the parking lot, the installation of play structures as well as urban furniture and equipment (benches, picnic tables, bicycle racks, play structures and decorative lighting), the integration of new bleachers for the soccer field and the addition of pathways that provide access to the different activity areas. The project also included improvements to the dog park, mainly in terms of resurfacing. An exercise structure is also expected to be added to the dog park in the spring of 2022. A total of over 85 trees were planted during the first phase of the redevelopment project along with numerous shrubs and perennials, in an effort to create an abundance of vegetation
in the area.
The second phase of the project will involve the addition of a community garden. Dates for this second phase have yet to be determined.
- Redevelopment of parc de Quinchien: Redevelopment work at parc Quinchien is expected to be completed in 2021. The project will include additional landscaping to correct a drainage problem, the creation of pathways providing access to all the different activity zones, the integration of a rest area with furniture near the soccer field and the installation of shelters to cover the players’ benches.
- Planning and redevelopment of parc Mallette and parc Pinault: Planning and redevelopment work at both these parks is expected to take place in 2021. The project will include, without being limited to, the addition of urban furniture (swings, bicycle racks, a fountain), land relief, pathways allowing access to all the different activity zones, new play structures, a rest area, and the planting of trees, shrubs and perennials. Work is also planned to be carried out in parc Mallette to improve drainage. As for parc Pinault, plans include the creation of a food-producing garden and the addition of equipment for wildlife observation (e.g. shelters and nesting boxes).
If you have any questions about the work in progress, please contact the Engineering and Environment Department by e-mail.
Projet Hôpital Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Be on the lookout for work related to the construction of the future Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital.
Are you a neighbor of the future hospital?
Are you a neighbor of the future hospital? Contact the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest (CISSSMO) to receive information about the construction work (special newsletter, invitation to information and discussion meetings with your neighbors). Send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Neighbour of the future hospital".
Des Chenaux Overpass
On July 15, the Ministère des Transports du Québec announced the opening of the Des Chenaux overpass. The addition of this new structure is excellent news for the Vaudreuil-Dorion population since this overpass serves as a major north-south connection for the territory. Its closure in 2018 resulted in major detours for many motorists. Vaudreuil-Dorion invested $446,000, including a TAPU grant of approximately $205,000, to integrate a protected bike path that will help ensure the safety of the many cyclists who use this connection.
Work executed by EXO
The construction of the exo service centre, located at the Vaudreuil train station, is now complete. The total cost of the project was $5.9 million. Commuter train and bus service users can now access the new facilities, including the ticket booth and bicycle shelter. It should be noted, however, that certain restrictions have been put in place due to COVID-19.
Main construction works completed in 2020
- Work being done to build a multi-use bike path on Des Nénuphars and install a footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists over Quinchien River was completed. The City received financial assistance for this particular project.
- The tunnel linking Des Asters and Des Muguets streets, under the railroad tracks, was officially opened on August 27, just in time for the start of the school year. Among other things, it will allow some 250 students from the area to walk or bike safely to school. The City received a grant of $1.74 million from the Ministère des Transports for this project, covering a portion of the estimated total $2.99 million cost. The entire project was handled by exo.
- During the summer 2020, the City carried out major rehabilitation work on the aqueduct and sewer on Sainte-Madeleine Street. We took advantage of the opportunity to build a two-way bike path on Sainte-Madeleine Street that would allow students to travel to Sainte-Madeleine School safely. A bike lane was also added on each side of Jeannotte Street along with two pedestrian crossings—one facing the school’s main entrance and the other in front of the daycare centre. It should be noted that the mandatory stop in this sector has been moved a few metres.
To report potholes
If you see a pothole or other potential road hazard, there are several ways to report it: