April 27, 2016 1:12 am
Updated: April 27, 2016 5:33 am

‘It has a huge impact’: Residents living near the Turcot interchange prepare for the future

WATCH ABOVE: Hearings on the Turcot Interchange are being held in the Sud-Ouest to determine how residents will be affected by the new Turcot Interchange. As Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports, the issues include noise, traffic, pollution, transit and mobility.

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MONTREAL – Public hearings were held in the Sud-Ouest borough Tuesday for residents who live near the Turcot Interchange project.

“The Turcot Interchange is huge, it has a huge impact on the residents and it causes a lot of traffic,” borough mayor Benoît Dorais told Global News.

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Officials from the borough, the transit commission and community groups were out in full force at the Paradox Theatre to answer questions.

The city is working on a new development plan for the area.

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Officials are looking for input from residents about what they want to see as their community changes.

“I’m concerned most about the traffic and pollution, I want to see more activities for families and businesses on Monk Street,” said Ville Emard resident Pascale Toupin.

A second phase for hearings will take place on May 24.

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Residents have until May 19 to submit their request to present at the hearing.

A final development plan for the area will be in place by September 2017.

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