City considers widening sidewalks and removing parking on Sainte-Catherine Street
The City of Montreal is looking into widening the sidewalks on Sainte-Catherine Street and reducing the area for vehicles to one lane.
According to a report from Radio Canada, the City is considering widening the sidewalks from four to seven metres. This would result in the removal of parking spaces on the right side of the street.
Mayor Valérie Plante and her administration are planning to release more details about the construction plans for Sainte-Catherine Street.
The $95-million makeover on Sainte-Catherine Street began in January.
The first phase of the project will rehabilitate the main sewer between Boulevard Robert-Bourassa and Rue De Bleury. The work is estimated to finish in April 2018.
Manholes will also be constructed between Rue Mansfield and Boulevard Robert-Bourassa. This work will be completed in August 2018.
In total, the project spans 2.2 kilometres of Sainte-Catherine Street, from Avenue Atwater all the way to Rue de Bleury. The entire project is estimated to be complete by 2022.