Long-term closures on the Turcot to torment Montreal drivers until fall

Jul 10 2018, 12:21 am

Another dose of frustration will be added to what seems like the never-ending problem that is Montreal’s traffic. Today’s target, the Turcot Interchange.

Long-term road closures were put in place this morning on autoroute Décarie and will persist until fall 2018. These closures are required to rebuild a segment of autoroute 15 for the Turcot project.

Officials have warned drivers that they need to be patient.

The newest phase of construction has resulted in the following long-term closures:

  • Partial closure of autoroute 15 northbound until late November
  • Closure of autoroute 15 entrance (northbound) from rue Sherbrooke until September 2018
  • Closure of the Sherbrooke Exit from the 15 North until October
  • Decarie North between the Turcot and the NDG Tunnel is down to one lane
  • The 15 North coming from Highway 20 is down to one lane

Motorists heading to the Decarie through NDG will have to take a detour on Edouard-Montpetit and drivers exiting will have to take the constantly trafficked Cote-St-Luc-Rd exit.

The traffic off the Turcot on Monday morning was outrageous, backing traffic up all the way to the Champlain Bridge.

The Transport Ministry recommends that road users plan their trips well ahead of time and urge people to carpool and use public transit when possible.

Several measures to promote public transport have been implemented since the start of the Turcot project took place in 2011.

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