We had been told the worst is yet to come, and now it’s at our doorstep.
The headaches caused by construction detours on the Turcot interchange are about to get MUCH worse, and for a long time. Starting Monday, several major access points are going to close permanently.
Headaches will start as early as this weekend for motorists, with several temporary closures starting Friday. Long-term closures include the 720-W to 15-S ramp (until 2019), exit 61 to Atwater (until the end of December) and the De La Vérendrye entrance for the 15-S (until 2019).
But the real nightmare is scheduled to last MUCH longer than just one weekend. Notice those closures in black in the graphic above that say “Until 2019”? Yep…
Taking the Mercier bridge will also be difficult this weekend due to several key sections of the 20-W being closed until 5:00 Monday.
The 20-W exiting Saint-Henri will be moved farther North, which means the conveniently-located Monk entrance will be closed permanently starting this weekend.
The Saint-Jacques exit from the 720-W is being closed until 2019; the same goes for the highly-popular Fort St. and Lucien-L’Allier St. entrances. A temporary entrance for the 720-W will be opened on Rose-de-Lima St. in Saint-Henri, which will be accessible by Saint-Antoine.
Drivers can also expect several “temporary deviations” within the Turcot interchange, so be aware and pay attention when using the Turcot interchange in the coming months/years.
The new location for the 20-W also means the access from Notre-Dame (West of Angrignon) will close permanently. The Angrignon exit from the 20-W will also move to the right side of the road starting Monday.