At the May 10 Côte Saint-Luc City Council meeting the contract to sleeve the aqueduct on Kildare road, between Rembrandt and Merrimac, was awarded to Les Entreprises Canbec Construction Inc. and authorizes payment of an amount not to exceed $322,191.00 plus applicable taxes.
In the winter of 2009 we had several water main breaks on this stretch. Our engineering division did a terrific job containing the problem. We were not able to complete the necessary work last summer, which involves a complete pipe replacement. Fortunately we had a mild winter and no incidents. Because of the heavy traffic flow involving Bialik High School we decided to wait until next July when classes are out to do the project. We will use part of August as well, if necessary. A exit and entrance plan for motorists in the immediate area will be forthcoming.
When the construction on Kildare Road takes place, we also hope to implement some traffic safety measures near the Sir Walter Scott/Kildare corner. Several suggestions were made when I took a walkabout with residents and traffic engineer Charles Senekal last year.