Beginning in April 2014, Olympic Park will continue work already begun on the concrete slabs located on  the ground level starting at the base of the Tower and running to the entrance near Bennett Street.  The work will continue through the Sports Centre and include the construction of new concrete slabs encircling the Olympic Stadium parallel to Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue (slab 200).

The current concrete slabs date back to the 1970s and have long surpassed their life expectancy.  Repairing these slabs has become necessary to ensure the impermeability of the Olympic Stadium and to maintain and preserve the internationally recognized architectural features of our facilities.

Specifically, the project contractor will complete the demolition of the concrete slabs and the existing waterproofing systems from April 2014 to July 2014.  Following this initial step, the contractors will begin the reconstruction of the insulation and sealing systems, the installation of new drainage piping, and the paving of new concrete slabs over an area of approximately 120,000 square feet.

When?

  • Work will begin in April 2014 with an expected finishing date in December 2014.  The demolition phase (generating most noise) of the project will run from April 2014 to July 2014.
  • Daily work is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  However, Olympic Park will occasionally authorize the contractor to perform work (generating less noise) after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, allowing the project to be completed as soon as possible.

What is the impact of this work?

  • Although Olympic Park wishes to minimize the impact of this work—and will request that its contractors take specific measures to do so—slight inconveniences to the area surrounding the work site will be caused.  These include increased levels of noise, dust, and the amount of heavy vehicles on Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue.
  • The safety of pedestrian traffic on the site will be ensured and managed by clear signage throughout the work.  Signage will be installed at strategic locations to safely and efficiently divert pedestrian traffic (see green route on map).
  • Pedestrians from Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue wishing to cross the construction zone will be redirected to the eastern side of the Biodome via Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue (indicated by a green route on map).
  • Pedestrians using the Olympic Park to get to Maisonneuve Park will be redirected through parking lots PB1 and PB2 to avoid the construction site.
  • The construction work will also lead to a partial closure of parking lot B1 (3200 Viau Street).
  • City streets and access to nearby local businesses—such as the Station In Vivo coffee shop—will not be affected by the construction work.

Where?
Areas affected by the construction work have been identified in red and blue in the below maps.

Dalle 200

Dalle CSPOThe dotted green route identifies the route to be taken by pedestrians at Olympic Park.

For more information

For information regarding the progress of construction, please consult the Bulletin Info-Travaux.  It is available in French only, and will be updated monthly.

Regular updates on the progress of the work will also be posted to the News section of the Olympic Park website.

For more information on the construction at Olympic Park, please contact us using the following email address : info.travaux@rio.gouv.qc.ca

The Olympic Park is aware of the inconveniences caused by this work; however, construction is necessary to maintain and preserve the architectural heritage of the site.  We wish to thank our customers, visitors, and partners for the invaluable support during this important time.

***Please note that the information found in this release is subject to change without notice, and for reasons beyond our control.  It is provided for informational purposes only.***