CHICAGO — Montreal Canadiens defenseman Max Pacioretty said Wednesday the team is working on a solution to a bridgeview intersection in the city’s downtown core.
The intersection, which is under construction and has been criticized for its impact on pedestrians, will be under reconstruction by the end of next season.
Paciortty said that after an investigation he’ll meet with city staff to discuss the project and if there is a solution that can be implemented in time.
“The issue is, is there a way that we can be successful, that can help the city and make the city a better place for everybody, not just for the people in downtown Montreal but for the whole city,” Pacierto said.
“I think we have to look at it, but we have a lot of work to do before we can say we’ve solved it.”
Paciietty, who is playing for the New York Rangers this season, said that he and his teammates will meet with officials to see what solutions they can put in place to get the project finished by the opening of the 2018-19 season.
The city of Montreal has said that the reconstruction of the bridgeview is expected to cost $250 million.
The project has faced criticism because of its lack of sidewalks and traffic calming measures, including a traffic signal at the intersection.