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West Island drivers worry about Sources Overpass bottleneck

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Painted lines on West Island overpass cause confusion
WATCH ABOVE: Painted lines on the southbound lanes of the Sources Boulevard overpass in Pointe-Claire have motorists scratching their heads. As Billy Shields reports, some motorists say the confusing lines are an accident waiting to happen – Jun 22, 2016

POINTE-CLAIRE — Drivers describe it as “dangerous,” “confusing” and “an accident waiting to happen.” The Sources Boulevard Overpass is drawing fire not just for its structural issues, but its traffic pattern.

One driver Global News spoke with described the southbound lane of the overpass — where traffic can either head west on Highway 20, east on Highway 20 or turn off to Lakeshore — as a potential hazard.

A view of the bottleneck entering the Sources Boulevard Overpass. Sylvain Trudeau/Global News

On the Facebook group Dorval News and Information, several posters vented about the dangerous nature of how the interchange going off the bridge is painted — they want solid instead of dotted lines.

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“There’s cars going like this and like that,” said one driver Global News spoke to, gesturing weaving motions with his hands.

The City of Pointe-Claire, which is where the bridge sits, referred questions to the provincial transport ministry. MTQ officials didn’t return calls seeking comment by deadline.

Some West Islanders think the dotted lines are the problem with this interchange. Sylvain Trudeau/Global News

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