Saturday, June 11, 2011


Roadwork by susanvg
Roadwork, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
This time of year, driving through Montreal is a series of detours as the warm months provide time for badly needed repairs to the infrastructure. Here old water pipes are being replaced. Several years ago the city lost over 40% of its treated water to leaks. We are now down as the city s l o w l y replaces the aged pipes. Streets have to be dug up and the work takes a long time. No left turn here!

1 comment:

  1. A very familiar sight for me. It's exactly the same in my home town in Finland. Summer months are so short, and a lot of work needs to be done before the next winter sets in. It's necessary, but a real pity to spoil the surroundings during the time that locals and tourists enjoy walking around.