Turcot construction to close ramps as of Thursday evening
Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:51AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:22AM EDT
Work to demolish old and unused ramps in the Turcot Interchange project will require closing multiple ramps during the day on Friday.
That means multiple ramps will close as 10 p.m. Thursday March 14 and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday March 18 -- while more ramps will close Friday night and stay closed until Monday morning.
Here is what will be closed starting 10 p.m. Thursday:
- Highway 15 South through the Turcot
- Highway 20 East to Decarie Expressway
- Highway 15 North to Highway 20 West
- Highway 15 South (Decarie) to Highway 20 West
The following routes will be closed as of midnight Friday:
- Route 136 West to Highway 20 West
- Highway 15 North from De La Verendrye/Exit 62 to Sherbrooke St. entrance
- Highway 15 North from Verdun/Wellington/Exit 60 to the following entrance
All routes will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday
Part of the Bonaventure Expressway toward the Champlain Bridge will also be closed.
The entire highway will be closed between the Wellington Exit and Exit 3/Carrie Derick, as of 10 p.m. Thursday.
That roadway will open at 5 a.m. Monday.
More major work to come
Martin Roy of Transport Quebec said that more weekday closures will come in April, and possibly over the summer.
"There's another major one coming in April. The exact date we don't know. It will be in April to dismantle all the 15 South over the 20 and also the railroad," said Roy.
"It will be three days, so two days during the weekend and one weekday."
While it seems as though the work will never end, the project is still set to be complete by the end of next year.
“Everything is on target. This is pretty much why we're doing special closures. We want to make sure to stay on target and to be able to finish all the work as planned,” said Roy.
So far, 78 per cent of the old Turcot Interchange has been demolished, and Roy said 97 per cent of the old structure will be removed by the summer.