Henri-Bourassa project: Updates and impacts

Last updated April 18, 2024
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Work operations on Boulevard Henri-Bourassa in Saint-Laurent could impact your everyday life. Find out what you need to know.

Work site updates

Get the latest updates on the work site and the measures that the city is taking to mitigate its impact.

Work in progress and to come

In 2024:

  • Transplantation of trees in the median strip to make way for the planned developments 
  • Reconstruction and rehabilitation of the water supply network
  • Reconstruction of electrical and cabling networks 
  • Reconstruction of stormwater retention basins
  • Work on the road network and complete redevelopment of Boulevard Henri-Bourassa between Avenue Félix-Leclerc and Boulevard Pitfield eastbound and westbound
  • Improvement of street lighting and traffic lights
  • Development of protected bike paths on both sides of Boulevard Henri-Bourassa

Transplantation of trees

In order to complete the work, the project calls for transplanting the trees on the median strip. Some sick trees must be felled. A total of 370 trees will be planted, including 70 alongside the bike paths and 300 on the median strip.

Work schedule

  • Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Evenings and weekends, if required

Getting around during the work operations

Circulation and parking

  • April 22 to 28: planned two-day closures at various intersections on Boulevard Henri-Bourassa: Avenue Félix-Leclerc, Boulevard Thimens and Rue Brabant-Marineau.
  • At all times: maintain at least one lane per direction on boulevard Henri-Bourassa.
  • Cross streets: complete closures planned on the south or north side of Boulevard Henri-Bourassa. There will be detours and local traffic possible at all times up to the work area.
  • Important: for your own safety and that of site personnel, please observe the speed limit and follow the signage in place.
  • Parking restrictions are in effect in the vicinity of the work.


Public transit
Public transit service will be maintained, but changes or cancellations of STM bus stops serving the area can be expected. The reserved lane for buses will not be maintained at all times. Please contact STM-INFO (514-786-4636) or go to stm.info to find out more.

On foot
Pedestrian walkways will be maintained, and detours will be offered, if required, at all times.

Access the buildings

Homes, businesses, stores and other establishments will remain accessible at all times. People responsible for the work will collaborate closely with businesses and institutions in an effort to minimize occasional obstacles in front of their buildings and the impacts on their activities.

Collection schedules for garbage, recyclable materials and organic waste will be maintained during the work.

Zones with obstacles: The contractor will move containers that are not accessible for the household waste collection. Please make sure to write your address on your bins and garbage cans so that they can be returned to the front of your building.

Temporary water service interruption

Water service interruptions are planned during the work on the water supply network. Concerned residents will receive a door hanger 48 hours in advance.

Sound nuisances and vibrations

The use of tools and other work site equipment required to complete the work may generate dust, noise and vibrations in spite of the mitigation measures put in place.

Notice of work operations

Please view the most recent notices to residents.