80% of the road structures of Montreal in good condition

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The viaduct Rockland.

Four hundred-sixty out of 583 bridges, tunnels and overpasses owned by the City of Montreal are found to be in a good condition and do not show any weakness, which represents 80% of the structures in the metropolis, after a review of the year 2016 released on Friday.

The head of infrastructure to the executive committee, Lionel Perez, said by way of a press release that “significant efforts have been made over the past three years to repair if not rebuilding of the ageing structures. It stressed in particular the bridge overpass of the avenue Rockland, which has undergone a major redevelopment, the gateway Isabey-Darnley, which has been completely rebuilt, as well as the pont Jacques-Bizard, which has been upgraded.

Of the 583 road structures of which the City of Montreal is responsible, 84 of them show signs of deterioration, and the other 22 are equipped with materials visually. However, they are functional, according to the City of Montreal.

Only two structures are considered to be non-functional. This is the tunnel of Wellington, in the borough of Ville-Marie, and access to the Island Lapresse, in the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles. These structures, which are disused, are to be converted.

All the bridges, tunnels and viaducts of the City of Montreal are subject to general inspections every year and a comprehensive inspection every four years, have reminded the municipal authorities.

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