August 11, 2015 3:49 pm
Updated: August 20, 2015 10:06 am

Two major road closures planned for downtown Montreal


WATCH ABOVE: Montrealers will have to find alternate routes to get downtown as a whole new round of street closures are set to begin.

MONTREAL – It seems the construction blitz isn’t quite over.

Guy Street between Sainte-Catherine Street Ouest and de Maisonneuve Street will be closed beginning next Thursday, Aug. 20.

The city said a contractor doing sewer work noticed a concrete block that wasn’t in the blueprints.

“We’re talking about underground infrastructure at the Montreal city centre core that is over 130 years old,” said Lionel Perez, a Montreal city councillor.

“So, obviously the plans that we have that are 40-years-old don’t reflect necessarily the reality.”

The Greene Avenue ramp to the Ville-Marie expressway will be closed indefinitely starting Saturday, August 22, 2015.

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Not too far away, Transport Québec is cutting off an access ramp to the Ville-Marie Expressway while the Turcot interchange is rebuilt.

The Green Avenue entrance to the eastbound Ville-Marie will be closed indefinitely beginning August 20 and Selby Street will be permanently closed.

More closures are planned on the Ville-Marie in the coming months.

Transport Québec said it will provide written notice to all residents who are directly affected.

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