- Municipal Council
Mount Royal, October 24, 2019 – In light of the concerns raised at the Council’s regular meeting on October 22, the Town of Mount Royal would like to reiterate that emergency services are already involved in discussions regarding the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project. This involvement includes the Cornwall Bridge replacement and the traffic plan to be implemented in Mount Royal during the work.
Responsible for coordinating all emergency services, the Service de sécurité incendie (SIM) and the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) have shown an active involvement in the Cornwall Bridge project workshops. Held every two weeks, the workshops are organized by NouvLR and include representatives from the Town’s Technical Services and CDPQ Infra.
At the moment, the traffic plan for the scheduled work on Cornwall Bridge and Jean Talon Street is still taking shape.
“We fully understand the concerns expressed about the disruption this work will cause,” said Mayor Philippe Roy. “However, it would be unrealistic to think that detours or other temporary traffic solutions could be implemented without the support of emergency services. The safety of our residents remains our number one priority among this project’s various challenges. The Town is striving to do what’s best for Mount Royal, and we don’t yet have all the answers we’re looking for. But no one around the table would ever consider jeopardizing the safety of Townies,” concluded the Mayor.