Montreal traffic: 5 spots you'll want to avoid on Sunday

Montreal traffic: 5 spots you'll want to avoid on Sunday
Montreal traffic: 5 spots you'll want to avoid on Sunday

Motorists: Steer clear of the Mercier Bridge, the Turcot, and the Highway 40 interchange today

Montreal Gazette

Updated: July 1, 2018

Southbound traffic on the Mercier Bridge is backed up and tempers are flaring, with no quick end in sight to the construction that has reduced the bridge to one lane in either direction. More drivers than usual using other bridges are resulting in delays on the Champlain and Jacques-Cartier bridges. (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE) John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

Here’s a look at today’s closures and blockages in Montreal.

— Highway 720/Route 136 and Highway 20 westbound in the Turcot Interchange are closed today. So too are the ramps from Highway 15 north and south to Highway 20 westbound. Route 136 eastbound and its on-ramps are closed between the Turcot Interchange and the entrance to de la Cathédrale and Notre-Dame Sts. The ramp from Highway 20 eastbound to Highway 15 northbound and the ramp from Highway 15 southbound to Route 136 eastbound are also closed.

— The westbound service lane on Highway 40 in the interchange area is closed. Access to Highway 13 southbound from Highway 40 westbound is closed. There is no access to Highway 40 westbound from Highway 13 northbound today. These closures will come to an end at 5 a.m. on Monday.

— Highway 10 (Bonaventure Expressway) toward the Champlain Bridge is closed at Exit 2 (Pierre Dupuy Ave. / Port of Montreal).

— The Victoria Bridge is closed to Montreal-bound traffic. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday.

— Traffic on the Mercier Bridge is reduced to one lane in each direction until Aug. 20. Mitigation measures are in place for rush hours next week.

Here is what traffic looks like right now:
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