Inflatable Tunnel to Protect Pedestrians from Construction Work in Montreal

Designed by KANVA, an architecture firm in Montreal, the 46 feet (14m) wide and 36 feet (11m) high tunnel will serve to protect pedestrian traffic from the construction and the nearby buildings from dust and debris.  The city’s main goal is to allow customers to get to the local business along Ste. Catherine St. in Montreal as safely and easily as possible, during construction, which begins in January 2018.  The city is also ready to schedule entertainment within the $3.8 million tunnel to attract more visitors.  While work beneath the road is taking place, the tunnel will be covering the construction work, but when the sidewalks are being worked on, the pedestrians will walk underneath the tunnel. Read more