Sinkhole Armageddon: passerby
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