Even though the construction holidays have officially begun, motorists will still see orange cones as road works can still take place. Although most of the disruptions take place at night, some closures are planned for the entire weekend.
“Users coming from Montreal or Quebec are asked to plan their trips accordingly if they wish to get from one riverbank to the other via highways 20 or 40,” the Department of Transportation and Sustainable Mobility said in a news release.
This is particularly true for the Louis-Hyppolite-La Fontaine tunnel, which will be closed northbound until 5am Monday morning. Cars are asked to take the Jacques-Cartier Bridge exit before proceeding through De Lorimier Avenue South and Notre-Dame Street East. Trucks must pass through Rue Notre-Dame Est via Boulevard Pie-IX and Rue Sherbrooke. Please note that the tunnel is closed in both directions overnight from Saturday to Sunday.
Work on Viger Avenue off Saint-Laurent Boulevard could also cause a slowdown through July 28 as two of the three westbound lanes must be closed.
People who must travel at night must plan their trips due to numerous closures on the various freeways in the greater Montreal area, including the 13, 15 and 440.