February 1, 2016 4:06 pm
Updated: February 1, 2016 7:59 pm

Paving problems plague Laval residents

WATCH ABOVE: Residents in a new development in Laval are upset because their streets have remain unpaved for the past three years. Global's Tim Sargeant finds out what happened.


LAVAL – It’s been tough going for residents living on Rue des Oies and other neighbouring streets in the Saint-François district of Laval.

The streets were supposed to have been paved at least a year and a half ago, but residents insist nothing has been done.

Residents have been driving on crushed asphalt and unfinished sidewalks, making it very difficult to get around.

Groupe Hexigone, the company that was awarded the paving contract, was bought by another firm and that’s why the job was never finished, Global News learned.

The contract was then awarded to a second firm, Asphalte Desjardins, but it also never finished the work.

Now, the City of Laval is considering doing the job this spring.

The streets are in a newly developed part of Laval.

A representative from housing firm Louis XVI told Global News, in his professional experience, he has never seen such intense delays – but couldn’t say who was to blame.

Laval said it is considering its legal options, including filing a lawsuit against one or more contractors.

However, no decision has yet been made.

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