The headaches of motorists begin
Monday, September 4, 2017 13:40
Monday, September 4, 2017 13:43
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The return from a leave of Labor day looks a bit chaotic on the roads of Quebec so that motorists will have to be patient, starting Tuesday, both Montreal and Quebec.
Several roadwork will grow in the next few days as the Turcot interchange. In Montreal, some of the projects of the ministry of Transport, sustainable Mobility and the Electrification of transport will, moreover, in their critical phase this fall.
To attempt to keep control of the situation, the City of Montreal include its monitoring centre that continuously monitors the flow of traffic on major arteries.
“We have a network of 500 cameras that monitor traffic flow in real time, 24 hours on 24, 7 days on 7. As soon as one realizes that there is a problem, we’ll respond quickly, we are going to go seek the help you need to restore the situation promptly,” explained the spokesman of the City, Philippe Sabourin.
The employees of the monitoring centre are also in contact with the folks in the movement who are able to pass routes optional for motorists in case of problems on the network.
“We are expecting a peak time hard this morning (Tuesday), especially in the south-west sector of Montreal. […] The watchword for all the world it really is to promote travel by public transport”, said Philippe Sabourin, who asks people “to plan their travel”.
Motorists are encouraged to check the portal Info-Work and the mobile app Waze.
Record in Quebec
The situation is also difficult in Quebec because the city is affected by a record number of projects this year.
In total, more than 800 projects are planned in 2017, while $ 220 million has been invested to change more than 200 km of roads, plus the building of the ministry of Transport.