Bridge at corner of Sherbrooke and Berri St. to get $8.2M facelift
City plans to add pedestrian-friendly space on top with benches, trees
Editor's note: We've reposted this story because this construction project begins today, July 30. Another route to add to your list of areas to avoid, perhaps?
The city is planning to invest $8.2 million in redoing the Sherbrooke Street bridge that straddles Berri Street and connects the Plateau-Mont-Royal to Ville-Marie.
The makeover will begin in August, and will include a beautification of the interior of the tunnel and a public space above.
Built in 1955, the underside of the bridge was repaired in 2004 but the city says there's more work to be done on the top and to the retaining walls which haven't been updated since it was first put in.
During construction, one lane of traffic each each way will remain open but the path will be inaccessible for some periods at night. Work is expected to be complete in November 2019.
The aesthetic redesign will include putting large red stripes on the interior walls, improving lighting and planting trees and putting benches in the pedestrian area.
That isn't the only facelift coming for the area. The STM says it intends to complete work on Berri-UQAM and Sherbrooke Metros between 2021 and 2025.
This will include the excavation of the intersection at Berri and Cherrier Streets.
With files from Radio-Canada's Romain Schué