Thursday morning the STM gave more details about its constructions plans for the Yellow Line, which will cause major closures in the New Year.
From January to December 2014, $10 million worth of work will be done to repair the concrete on the vaulted ceilings of the Yellow Line's tunnel, where water has seeped in over the years.
"It caused cracks and the water goes in, over time those cracks get bigger," Carl Desrosiers, STM Director General said.
“But there are not any safety concerns, we are watching those cracks.”
Desrosiers said the work should be done over 25 weekends, during the spring and fall, closing it down completely during that time.
He said it could take longer depending on what is found when the concrete is teared down.
Some additional work, throughout the year, will also be done overnights, while the metro is closed.
Metro users will not get a discount but shuttle buses will be available along these routes:
- Longueuil - Papineau - Berri-UQAM
- Longueuil - parc Jean-Drapeau
- Berri-UQAM - Papineau - parc Jean-Drapeau (Casino
Desrosiers said if additional closures are made to the Champlain Bridge a committee will decide whether the work on the tunnel should be paused.