In order to assure the safety of residents, the City of Laval says it has installed a universally-accessible pedestrian overpass on the Comtois Ave. mini-bridge to maintain a link between the south-east portion of l’Île Verte and the Laval islands in the eventuality spring flooding should cause any car traffic disruptions as was the case in past years.
Although water levels in the Laval-Les Îles area are lower than last year, the City of Laval says it is watching the situation carefully and public works teams stand ready to take action if that is deemed necessary.
The city has taken precautions and installed protective anti-flood barriers along certain streets near the waterfront, including streets in Laval-les-Îles, Souvenir-Labelle, L’Abord-à-Plouffe, Saint-François and l’Orée-des-Bois.
The measures also include caution signs as well as anti-flood concrete blocks. Residents who are in areas where there are significant risks of flooding are asked to take measures on their own now to safeguard their property.
The city also urging those in affected areas to use all the necessary tools available to receive communication alerts, including social media such as Twitter or Facebook, should the waters rise. Registration for alerts can be done on the City of Laval web site.
Martin C. Barry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the Laval News, firstname.lastname@example.org