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Road obstacles  Several closures on bridges leading into Montreal this weekend

Road obstacles Several closures on bridges leading into Montreal this weekend

The weekend promises to be another busy one as far as snags on Montreal’s road network are concerned. Many bridges will also be avoided by motorists.

This is the case in particular for the Papineau-Leblanc Bridge, over which Highway 19 passes, between Laval and Montreal, which will be completely closed in both directions from Friday at 10 p.m. to Sunday at 11 p.m.

The Ministry of Transport expects increased congestion in the area and recommends that road users planning to travel there allow more time to reach their destination.

Illustration provided by Mobility Montreal

The Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel will also be completely closed at night in both directions, between Montreal and Longueuil, from Friday 11pm to Saturday 8am and from Saturday 11pm to Sunday 9am.

To overcome this obstacle, Mobilité Montréal invites motorists to use the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

At Saint-Pierre Interchange, Mobility Montreal warns that the ramp from Route 138 to Highway 20 will be closed from Friday at 11:59 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. Route 138 will be completely closed in the eastbound direction, between Clement Street and the intersection.

In Montreal, Pie-IX Boulevard will be completely closed in the south direction, between Hochelaga and Ontario Streets, from Friday at 11 p.m. until Monday 5, for work on the Bus Rapid Transit (SRB) project.

Réseau Express métropolitain (REM) users will not be excluded as the service will not start until 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, due to a systems update. Shuttle buses will run from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. between Broussard and Central Stations.

This reduced schedule is in addition to the schedule already in place at night since October 15 under which service is cut off early, from 10pm until the network reopens the next day.

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