The rebuilt Turcot Interchange fully opened this morning, which means the province can now tally up everything involved in the five-year project: 145 kms of roadway, nearly 5,000 steel beams, the planting of 9,000 trees and more.
A controversial bike path on Terrebonne Street in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighbourhood is coming down. Borough council voted to remove the bike lanes Tuesday night, weeks ahead of the planned end to the pilot project.
This weekend's construction projects will see major closures on Highway 15 between the Turcot Interchange in Montreal and Taschereau Blvd. in Brossard (including the Samuel-de-Champlain Bridge). It is wise to avoid this stretch of highway.
With the temperatures and humidity high, those not wanting to be stuck on the Highway on the weekend might want to avoid Highway 15 between the Turcot Interchange and Nuns' Island, and also stay away from Highway 20.
While Quebec's transportation department has noted a 20 to 30 per cent decrease in traffic on roads and highways in the Montreal area, weekend closures on the Turcot and Metropolitain expressways are expected to cause traffic headaches this weekend.
About 200 vehicles were involved in a massive road accident Wednesday on a windswept stretch of the Highway 15, on Montreal's South Shore, injuring dozens and prompting a major emergency vehicle intervention.