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
A number of bicycle paths will be built in 2021:
- In the Sainte-Madeleine and Saint-Michel school zone along the following streets: Durocher, Bourget, Viau and Chanoine-Groulx (off road); On rue Ouimet, between rue Leclerc and rue Briand (off road);
- Along rue Aurèle-Joliat, between rue Émile-Bouchard and rue Lorne-Worsley;
- On rue Marquis;
- Along rue des Muguets, between the new pedestrian tunnel under the exo railroad and chemin Paul-GérinLajoie (off road).
The addition of a sidewalk on part of the north side of boulevard de la Gare (between the Métro store and Dollarama) is planned for this year.
A pedestrian crossway connecting rue des Cascades to rue des Nénuphars is also planned for 2021, which will provide easier access to the new footbridge over the Quinchien river.
- Rehabilitation of the water supply and wastewater works on part of rue Boileau (between Boulevard de la Cité-desJeunes and rue Lartigue) is expected to be carried out this year, as well as two of the pumping stations in the sanitary sewer network.
- The redevelopment of Route De Lotbinière between boulevard Harwood and rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste is planned for this year. This work will include the addition of vegetative strips, parking spaces, a sidewalk, a bicycle path and street lighting. This project is part of the special urban planning program for the Harwood-De Lotbinière area and is one of the City’s concrete actions towards its revitalization.
- The paving of rang Saint-Antoine, between Montée de la Côte-Double and the municipal boundary is planned for this summer, subject to receiving government funding.
- The paving of chemin Daoust is also expected to be completed this summer, subject to receiving government funding.
- Paving work will be carried out on the following streets: Durocher, Trudeau and Phaneuf, as well as part of avenue Ranger
- Construction work is scheduled to begin this year on the first phase of the municipal hub (library, city hall and public space). The work will take several months and tools will be put in place to monitor the construction of this major project.
- Reconstruction work on the De Lotbinière fire station is expected to begin this year. Plans and specifications are in the process of being finalized. The City is working on obtaining the required approvals from the various stakeholders involved, notably the confirmation of a financial contribution of over $4 million.
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?
- Constructuion of parc Pierre-Mercure: Construction work, which began at parc Pierre-Mercure in the fall of 2020, will be completed by late spring 2021. The layout was designed to provide access to the various amenities and to the greater part of the park’s facilities (park furnishings and play equipment) for people with reduced mobility. The project includes moving existing trees, planting new trees, installing play equipment and urban furniture (benches, rocking benches, tables, awnings, bicycle racks, a fountain, play structures and decorative lighting) and the creation of sidewalks and circulation zones.
- Redevelopment of parc Lorne-Worsley: Redevelopment work at parc Lorne-Worsley was planned for 2020 but had to be postponed until 2021 since the park’s location was affected by the construction of sanitary collector pipes in the de la Gare area. The project will include the rehabilitation of the parking area, the integration of new bleachers for the soccer field, tree planting, the installation of play equipment and urban furniture (benches, tables, bicycle racks, a fountain, play structures and decorative lighting) and the creation of pathways providing access to all the different activity zones. The project also includes redevelopment of the dog park with the addition of furnishings and exercise modules as well as resurfacing work. A community garden is also included in the plan.
- 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.
Des Chenaux Overpass
The Ministère des Transports du Québec has recently posted a page dedicated to the reconstruction of the Chenaux overpass, which was closed in September 2018 after an inspection found significant defects affecting its bearing capacity. This page contains, among other things, the proposed options, the completion steps, the schedule and the budget. It will be updated when more information becomes available.
The Ministère des Transports du Québec undertook construction work aimed at the reconstruction of the Des Chenaux viaduct in mid-August. Work is expected to be carried out in several phases until the summer of 2021 and will essentially involve night-time obstructions to limit the impact on the road network. Traffic will be maintained in both directions along the entire construction site on Highway 40.
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: