July 17, 2014 5:28 pm
Updated: July 17, 2014 7:48 pm

West Island summer road work blues


MONTREAL — As Montrealers head into the summer vacation period, drivers in the West Island may find themselves getting no where fast.

Major road work is well underway on three major arteries: St-Charles Boulevard in Kirkland and St-Jean and Hymus Boulevards in Pointe-Claire.

The work on the three routes is making life very difficult for drivers trying to get around.

St-Charles Boulevard is undergoing a major overhaul, with all six lanes slated to be repaved by the end of August.

Work to reinforce St-Jean Boulevard overpass above Highway 20 is also ongoing. Crews are installing new water mains and sewage pipes on Hymus Boulevard, west of Sources Boulevard.

The three construction projects come at a time when people are leaving or are already on vacation.

The mayor of Pointe-Claire told Global News that his job was not to coordinate work projects with mayors in neighbouring towns. H said he makes no apologies for repairing the St-Jean overpass and Hymus Boulevard at the same time.

“The work has to get done,” Morris Trudeau said Thursday morning from city hall.

Trudeau added that he’s not worried about people trying to navigate their way around the labyrinth of road work, insisting West Island residents easily adapt to taking the back roads.



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