Extension of the Reserved Lane on Alexandre-Taché
The widening of Alexandre-Taché to extend the lane reserved for public transit started on July 18 and will take about four months to complete in order to reconstruct the sidewalks and existing pavement between Viger and the Rapibus corridor access at Taché-UQO station.
Temporary signage has been installed to inform motorists of the restrictions and detours during the work. The normal work schedule is weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nevertheless, by-laws allow for work to be done until 9 p.m. on Monday to Friday if needed. Residents have access to their property at all times.
The STO is doing everything it can to minimize the inconvenience caused by the work to install this preferential measure. However, traffic slowdowns during peak periods should be expected. Flag persons are also on site as needed.
This project, which is being completed in collaboration with the City of Gatineau, will make public transit more efficient and appealing. For any questions, please contact Customer Relations at 819 770-3242 or visit our Web or mobile site at sto.ca or m.sto.ca.
To prepare the site, night work authorized by the City of Gatineau will be carried out several times while the work is being done in order to install traffic lanes through the site. As set out in the authorization for the night work, notices specifically for bordering residents will be issued later.
The next work will be done during the night of Friday September 22 to Saturday 23 on Alexandre-Taché (between Boucherville and St Joseph). Reduced lanes will be marked to ensure that traffic runs in both directions at all times and bus routes will not be affected.
The STO will do everything it can to minimize the inconvenience caused by the work to install this preferential measure. However, traffic slowdowns during peak periods should be expected. The project is being completed in collaboration with the City of Gatineau in order to make public transit more efficient and appealing. For more information, contact STO Customer Relations at 819 770-3242.
Performance of the work
Following a public call for tenders, the Board of Directors of the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) awarded the contract to Eurovia Québec. This project will cost $1.2 million thanks to a subsidy from Quebec's Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification (MTMDET). The work involves adding another 280 metres to the east of the existing reserved lane, which currently ends in front of the Université du Québec en Outaouais.