Pointe Claire will begin major work on Colombus, Leacock and Delmar avenues and on Hymus Boulevard between Sources and Delmar in the Spring. The city passed a notice of motion Monday to announce the borrowing of $12.6 million for the works which should last until the fall of 2013.
"It was absolutely necessary. It is comparable to what we did on St. John's Boulevard. The money is used for the complete reconstruction of the road, the sewers and the potable water links," said Mayor Bill McMurchie.
Since the works will be done in an industrial sector, council doesn't expect traffic jams as bad as when St. John's Boulevard was being repaired this year.
"We don't anticipate the same problems as we did with the works on St. John's Boulevard because repairs will take place in an industrial sector instead of an arterial boulevard. Hymus and Delmar are not as important as St. John's in terms of circulation," said McMurchie.
"It's certain that there will be an impact in terms of circulation but the impact will be less important because the debit of circulation is less important. It's essentially industrial traffic for the companies of that sector," said city clerk Jean-Denis Jacob.