Montrealers, take note…as of November 9th until the 13th, Turcot interchange will be completely CLOSED to traffic. Building the new $3.7 billion Turcot interchange requires some massive demolition work to be done. A huge chunk of the interchange will be torn down over those few days, but don’t expect this closure to be the last one until this huge project is finally done, late 2020 as ''promised'' (we shall see…).
If your usual route includes taking the junction between highways 15, 20 and the 136 that takes you downtown: You will have no choice but to change your itinerary or simply stay home.
Here is what you need to know about this important closure:
Transport Quebec’s Turcot Public Information provided details as to which portion of the interchange will be closed and when :
Closure of autoroute 20 westbound: Thursday evening to Tuesday morning
Closure of autoroute 20 eastbound: Friday evening to Tuesday morning
Closure of autoroute 15 northbound: Friday evening to Monday morning
For those of you that are more visual, they have included the below map:
So far the Jacques Cartier bridge, the Tunnel Lafontaine and the Mercier Bridge seem to be your best bet if you are planning a trip in or out of the city. If you have more time on your hands you could also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the 30 and make your way around Vaudreuil. Traffic won’t be pretty (although, it never really is…). In any case, just know that you are not alone. We will be thinking of you.
Bon courage Montréal!