Montreal marathon and Champlain Bridge closure will cause woeful weekend driving

Sep 21 2018, 12:15 pm

As you prepare for your well deserved weekend, you may want to consider another transit option instead of driving in the city on Saturday and Sunday.

Montreal’s ‘Pont Jacques Cartier – Champlain Bridges’ website is advising drivers to use the Jacques Cartier to get into the city on Sunday as the Pont Champlain is slated to be completely closed to inbound traffic from 7 am to noon.

Three lanes of the Jacques Cartier will be open.

On the island, traffic will be rerouted on various streets due to the Oasis International Marathon’s thousands of runners and spectators.

Shorter races will be taking part today and Saturday, closing down streets from Place des Arts to Avenue Papineau and St.Denis from Maisonneuve to Avenue Mont Royal, starting at 11:30 am.

Saturday’s closures go from 5 am to 12:30 pm.

On Sunday, streets from Verdun to the Olympic Stadium will be closed as early as 3:30 am and could stay closed until 4 pm, depending on the marathon’s progress.

Don’t think you’d get through a weekend without construction on the Turcot either. All northbound lanes from Highway 15 between Exit 62 and the Sherbrooke exit will be closed from Friday at midnight until Monday at 5 am.

The connection route from Highway 20 East to Highway 15 South will be closed for the weekend as well, likewise will the ramp from Highway 15 North to Highway 20 West.



Needless to say, we might be best off joining the runners to get around the island this weekend.

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