January 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Updated: January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

Marriott Hotel renovations cause traffic on Peel Street

WATCH ABOVE: The northbound lanes on Peel Street are closed for three days so the Marriott Hotel can change its water towers. Global's Billy Shields reports.


MONTREAL – Commuters woke up to another traffic jam Thursday as the northbound lanes of Peel Street were closed between de la Gauchetière and Saint-Antoine streets.

The reason?

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The Marriott Hotel at the base of Place du Canada is changing its water towers, which sit on the roof.

“It’s an energy efficiency project for us,” said Joseph Klein, the hotel’s manager.

WATCH: Construction on Peel Street

Klein wouldn’t divulge the cost of the renovations, but said they’re scheduled to be finished by 6 p.m. Sunday.

READ MORE: Peel Street merchants hope to receive construction tax break

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