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A section of the ceiling collapses on the ground floor at the Grande Bibliothèque

An incident occurred, Wednesday, April 26, on the ground floor of the Grande Bibliothèque of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), in Montréal. Part of the ceiling collapsed in the News and New Releases section. No one was injured. A survey of the damage by BAnQ officials is currently underway.

Staff noticed cracks before the incident and the area was cordoned off. The section that collapsed had recently been altered as part of work carried out on the ground floor by a contractor. It is the only structure of its type within the building.

BAnQ wishes to reassure citizens that the Grande Bibliothèque remains a safe place. 

STM construction project on the north side of the Grande Bibliothèque site (Savoie Avenue)

From April 19, 2017, to August 31, 2019, the STM will carry out a construction project on the north side of the Grande Bibliothèque site. A new building will house two new rectifier stations that will enhance the metro’s power supply system.

The northern part of Savoie Avenue, near Ontario Street, will therefore be closed starting in mid-May 2017. A temporary bypass lane will provide access to Berri Street for drivers coming from De Maisonneuve Boulevard and the southern part of Savoie Avenue, as well as people using the Grande Bibliothèque parking lot. There may be noise during some of the construction work.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to pay particular attention to safety instructions around the construction site and temporary traffic control devices, especially where the bypass lane intersects with Berri Street.

If you have questions or comments, please call 514 STM-INFO or go to the Works section of the STM website.

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