Quebec’s Transport Ministry will be setting up 28 diversions for drivers to avoid the traffic and backlog on the Turcot Interchange.
The announcement comes after Minister of Transport, André Fortin, and Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante toured the site on Monday.
— André Fortin (@AvecAndreFortin) November 20, 2017
According to the Ministry of Transport, construction on the Turcot Interchange is 56% complete. With the latest closures, there are still two years of work remaining.
By the end of 2017, the Ministry reports that 12 permanent structures will complete 47.5 km of new roads put into service.
“Being able to walk on the new lanes of Highway 20 West, which will be put into service in a few weeks, unequivocally demonstrates the progress of the Turcot project. With 56% of the project completed, the new Turcot Interchange is taking shape, and users will be moving more and more to the new infrastructure,” said Fortin in a statement.
“Today, I was able to see for myself the scope of this project and I can reassure you that everything is in place to complete the work in 2020.”
The most important phase of the project will begin in December 2017 and that is when the 28 diversions will be finalized.
This weekend (November 24) expect the following closures and diversions for the Interchange:
- Complete closure of Route 136 eastbound (A-720) of the Turcot Interchange at the entrance to Cathedral and Notre-Dame streets – from Friday 11:59 pm to Monday 5:00 am
- Complete closure of the ramp from Highway 15 southbound to Route 136 Eastbound (A-720) – Friday 11:59 pm to Monday 5:00 am
- Closure of the entrance to De La Vérendrye Boulevard for Highway 15 northbound – from Friday 11:59 pm to Monday 5:00 am
- The 2-year Turcot Interchange closures have officially begun
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