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Expected congestion  Several areas to avoid on the road this weekend

Expected congestion Several areas to avoid on the road this weekend

The Ile aux Tourts Bridge and Interstate 40 should be avoided this weekend, as the Department of Transportation expects major road obstructions there. The Papineau-Leblanc Bridge and part of Highway 19 will also be closed due to ongoing work.


This was confirmed by the Montreal Mobility Commission, responsible for coordinating major works in the metropolitan area, on Thursday.

Image taken from Montreal Mobility website

From Friday evening to Sunday morning, Highway 40 will be completely closed eastbound, between Exit 35 to Avenue Saint-Charles, in Vaudreuil-Dorion, and the entrance from boulevard des Anciens-Combattants in Senneville. Therefore, motorists will have to take detours upstream via the Interstate 30 East ramp, the Interstate 20 East ramp or Exit 39, toward Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants. However, both westbound lanes of the bridge remain open.

As for the Papineau-LeBlanc Bridge, which connects Montreal and Laval, it will be completely closed from Friday evening to Monday in the early hours of the night, due to major works. Pie-IX, Médéric-Martin, and Viau bridges are alternative options to consider. Quebec will also close the entrance ramps to Highway 19 South from Highway 440 east and west, as well as the entrances to Saint-Martin, De la Concorde and Levesque streets, again for Highway 19 South.

Image taken from Montreal Mobility website

In Centre-du-Québec, two of the four lanes of the Laviolette Bridge linking Trois-Rivières and Bécancour will also be closed from Friday to Monday evening. Mobilité Montréal invites users coming from Montreal or Quebec to “plan their trips accordingly if they wish to get from one side of the St. Lawrence River to the other, via Highways 20 or 40.”

In Brossard, more traffic is expected on the ramp from Marie Victorine Street to Interstate 10 East, due to the partial closure of one of two lanes over the weekend.

In downtown Montreal, Exit 6 of the Ville-Marie Expressway leading, among other places, to Berri Street and Saint-Laurent Boulevard will be closed throughout the weekend, due to ongoing development work on the Place des Montréalaises.

In the Sud-Ouest region, in Montreal, one lane of four of Gaétan-Laberge Boulevard will be partially closed eastbound, at the REM Bridge, from Friday to Monday.

In Montreal, it will also be necessary to plan for a complete closure of northbound Atwater Avenue, between Sainte-Catherine Street West and de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, throughout the weekend.

Still on the island, in the strip town of Mont-Royal, the Côte-de-Liesse road will be partially closed between Sunset and Athlone roads.

The Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) service will also not be available on Saturday between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., “due to a systems update,” confirms Mobilité Montréal, which adds that buses will provide service during this period.

On the West Island, traffic holdups are expected starting Saturday on Interstate 40 between Morgan Street in Baie d'Orfee and St. Charles Street in Kirkland, due to reconstruction work on the eastbound carriageway. To the extent possible, Mobility Montreal adds that the obstructions “will be combined with those at other construction sites in the sector, in order to reduce their frequency,” adding that partial and complete evening closures will be necessary.

Road paving work will resume on Highway 13 in Laval, starting Sunday, between the Louis Besson Bridge and Avenue Notre-Dame.

In Mirabel, the resumption of work to replace lighting systems may complicate traffic on Highway 50 starting Monday, between Route 117 and Louis Besson Boulevard, as well as at the intersection with Highway 15.

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