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The City of Montreal will invest approximately 390 000 $ to repair concrete slabs and mortar of the place des Festivals.
According to the City, the work is a result of ” wear and tear “.
However, this is the second time in 10 years that Montreal will have to get out his checkbook for repairs on this place signature of the Quartier des spectacles.
In 2011, due to a design problem, the City had invested $ 650,000 to redo all the joints in the paving of the public square.
This time, the invoice will be less salty, or about 390 000 $. The borough of Ville-Marie will grant today a contract to Build Momentum inc. for different repairs.
120 slabs cracked
Among other things, approximately 5 % of the joints that had been replaced in 2011 will have to be redone, especially near the central fountain. This wear of the mortar is due to the power of the jets of water.
The work also includes the replacement of 120 slabs cracked, the majority of which have been damaged by the weight of the scenes that will be used for events.
Finally, another design issue that should be corrected. Forty-eight slabs have been installed on metal grids are weakened by this system.
The slabs will therefore be removed from this location and restored to their place, once the grids dismantled.
The place des Festivals, which cost approximately$ 147 Million, includes 6000 slabs.
The City hopes that work can begin as quickly as possible, ” according to the weather conditions “, so as not to obstruct access to the place des Festivals for the summer.