Quebec transport ministry offers unusual solution to deal with noise complaints on Turcot Interchange
The Quebec Transport Ministry (MTQ) gets more noise complaints about construction on the Turcot Interchange than on any other subject.
That’s why it has started a novel pilot project — changing the “beep” noise that construction vehicles make when they back up to more of a “whooshing” sound.
Since Turcot work continues at night, the noise is a constant issue.
Sarah Bensadoun, spokesperson for the MTQ, said vehicles were fitted with the new sound systems a month ago, as part of a pilot project.
“It makes more of a blank sound.”
The cost of retrofitting the new vehicles will fold into the project’s current budget of more than $1 billion. Officials unveiled the project at a citizens’ meeting in St-Henri.
Officials are still grappling with two other major Turcot complaints: dust from the work and traffic woes.
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