Travellers heading southbound towards the Champlain Bridge on the Turcot Interchange are in for another rough and frustrating weekend of driving.
The ramp from Highway 20 East to Highway 15 South closed down on Thursday night and won’t reopen until Monday morning at 5 am.
According to an alert from Transports Quebec, construction workers will be dismantling parts of the old expressway, which passes above the new one.
- A new walkway will be created at the old Turcot Interchange
- Montreal drivers spend 52 hours a year in traffic (STUDY)
- Opening of the new Champlain Bridge just got pushed back another 6 months
- After firing 400 drivers, Téo Taxi announces it's shutting down for good
During the morning rush hour, an average of 1,090 cars per day use the now-closed ramp, all of whom will be looking for another alternative all weekend.
So, expect traffic and delays on the Turcot this weekend that will be worse than usual.
⛔ #AlerteTurcot ⛔️
À compter du 31 janvier, 23 h 59, jusqu’au 4 février, 5 h, la bretelle menant de l’#A20 est à l’#A15 sud (vers le #pontChamplain) sera fermée à la circulation. D’autres entraves dans le secteur sont prévues. pic.twitter.com/5WvL0ULzk2
— Turcot (@MTQ_Turcot) January 31, 2019
Transports Quebec is urging commuters to take a different bridge, until Monday.
From the city level, rue Notre-Dame Ouest is closed at Monk Boulevard until Wednesday morning due to maintenance work, another hiccup to keep in mind.
The Ministry of Transport claims that by springtime, “97% of the old Turcot Interchange will be taken down.”