Critical Phase in the work of the Turcot interchange
PHOTO JOEL LEMAY, QMI AGENCY
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:44
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:46
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If you thought that driving in Montreal is a little complicated, you can expect to be faced with a puzzle as of Monday, particularly in the vicinity of the Turcot interchange.
The construction of $ 3.7 billion, will enter a phase of unprecedented, while the workers will begin the decommissioning of seven straps of the old exchanger. The obstacles will be even more numerous.
The maps and explanatory on the web site of the Turcot interchange indicate that there are many full closures, of which the entries Lucien-L’allier and the Fort for the A-720 West, until 2019. The same goes for the exit number two of the St-Jacques street that will be closed as well. Same thing for the entrance of La Vérendrye to the A-15 South, take the A-720 West to 15 South, entry Monk for A-20 West and enter Girouard, access to A-15 South only.
The GPS will not be of a great use, drivers must be attentive to the signs, because it is a question of the establishment of many temporary slippages in the heart of the heat exchanger.
VAT is the way
A team of TVA News has found that many barriers were already in place, Saturday. Station VAT up to the Montréal-Trudeau airport, it took more than an hour of driving to browse only 17 kilometres away.
Taxi drivers worried
Met at the Montréal-Trudeau airport, many taxi drivers have expressed concern and some discouragement in the face of major work that will be undertaken on Monday. Some of them say that it takes about 1h30 to make the round trip between the airport and the city centre. Others believe that the fixed rate of $ 40 should not apply in such circumstances.