November 20, 2015 2:59 pm
Updated: November 21, 2015 1:32 pm

Will the Turcot Interchange finish on time and on budget?

WATCH ABOVE: Global's Tim Sargeant takes a tour of the Turcot Interchange, Transports Quebec’s largest ever construction project, to find out whether it will finish on time and on budget.


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Global News tours the construction site of the new Turcot Interchange in Montreal.

MONTREAL – You certainly can’t miss the massive construction site of the Turcot Interchange.

The zone stretching west of Angrignon Boulevard to the exchange itself, measures 7km by 3km – or 21 sq. km.

That’s almost the size of Beaconsfield, which measures, 24.5 sq. km.

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Global News will tour Transports Quebec’s largest ever construction project Friday afternoon to find out whether it will finish on time and on budget.

The new exchange will replace the original structure that opened in 1967.

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It is scheduled to be delivered by 2020, but for the 300,000 drivers who take the interchange every day, it can’t be built fast enough.

Driving on the existing highway where the A-720, A-20 and A-15 converge is a white knuckled drive for many.

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It costs tens of millions of dollars a year just in maintenance and repairs to keep it standing upright.

The new exchange is projected to cost $3.7 billion.

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The consortium KPH Turcot, made up of Construction Kiewit and Parsons of Canada, was awarded the contract last February.

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