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Baie-D’Urfé roadwork frustrates industrial park commuters

A $1 million project is underway to repave the road surface on a crucial service road that links Highway 40 to the industrial park.
A $1 million project is underway to repave the road surface on a crucial service road that links Highway 40 to the industrial park. Billy Shields/Global News

Road work started last week on a stretch of the southern service road that runs underneath the Morgan Boulevard overpass in Baie-D’Urfé. The construction means that access to the eastbound lane of Highway 40 is cut off at the town’s industrial park.

Some commuters told Global News that the new traffic patterns are not immediately clear and that the first couple days drivers were running in circles trying to divine how to get to work in one of the industrial park complexes that dot the southern side of the highway.

Town officials told Global News that traffic police are going to be positioned in the area in the coming weeks and that the town has asked the province for another ramp linking the highway to Pirie Avenue. Currently, the Morgan Boulevard exit is the only way onto the highway from the industrial park.

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The work is repaving work on the service road surface that is slated to cost $1 million. The town expects that it will be finished by Oct. 20.