Sinkhole Armageddon: passerby

Posted By: Michel Boyer · 6/26/2012 1:01:00 PM

A new sinkhole has surfaced downtown on St-Mathieu street between de Maisonneuve and Ste-Catherine street.

This sinkhole is now on the long list of sinkholes pending repair in the downtown borough of Ville-Marie.

"Armageddon," one passerby said. "It's unbelievable, we never thought this would happen to this street."

The city does not have a time frame to repair the latest sinkhole, this because it is currently working on other infrastructure collapses: Ste-Dominique, Peel and McGill College Avenue.

"Maintenance and inspection should never be deferred," said Saeed Mirza, a engineering professor at McGill. "And now, [the city is seeing the consequences."

He also said thankfully, the sinkholes have mostly been in the centre of the roadways, away from building foundations.

A city spokesperson said that the goal is to get the roadways opened as soon as possible.

Sinkhole on Peel street

Sinkhole on McGill College and de Maisonneuve

 

Construction on Ste-Dominique is set to begin Tuesday

 

Repairs on the corner of McGill College and de Maisonneuve continue

 

The newest sinkhole appeared over the long weekend on St-Mathieu between de Maisonneuve and Ste-Catherine street

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  1. crj posted on 06/26/2012 10:17 PM
    There are others in the city for over a year and the city is too slow. There is one downtown in a childrens park for over a year that gets larger every week with benches ready to fall in it. Will things not happen until someone gets hurt or worse???
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