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Avoid the Turcot Interchange until 2019, says Transports Quebec

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WATCH ABOVE: More traffic could be on the horizon for Montreal drivers as construction on the Turcot Interchange intensifies. Global's Matt Grillo reports – Dec 11, 2017

More traffic could be on the horizon for Montreal drivers as construction on the Turcot Interchange intensifies until 2019.

READ MORE: A Turcot nightmare coming soon for Montreal commuters

Some of the reconfiguration and closures include:

  • Closure of the Lucien l’Allier and Fort Street entrances to the A-720 West.
  • Traffic on the westbound A-720 after the Ville-Marie tunnel will be diverted to Route 136 West.
  • Closure of the westbound Saint-Jacques exit.
  • Closure of the exit from A-720 West to Decarie South.

READ MORE: Major road closures to limit access to downtown Montreal

“This, as advertised, is the most critical, complicated phase of the Turcot construction,” Rick Leckner, traffic analyst, said.

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Transports Quebec is asking commuters to avoid the Turcot Interchange or use public transit.

READ MORE: New phase of Turcot work leads to long-term road closures

“We know that it is going to be complicated, especially for the rush hour and the afternoon rush hour,” Sarah Bensadoun, Transports Quebec spokesperson, said.

“We are perfectly aware of the impact that the type of work that we’re conducting has on road users.”