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Turcot Interchange reopened after concrete falls, closing ramps

WATCH: Montreal drivers were stuck in heavy traffic during morning rush-hour after a slab of concrete fell from the Turcot Interchange. As Global's Tim Sargeant reports, the incident is raising a lot of questions about the safety of the Turcot.

The Turcot Interchange has reopened after a piece of concrete fell, forcing two ramps leading to westbound Highway 20 to close early Tuesday morning.

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The ramps from the Decarie Expressway and Highway 15 north were closed as a preventative measure at 5:15 a.m.

WATCH BELOW: Navigating the Turcot Interchange

Navigating the Turcot Interchange
Navigating the Turcot Interchange

An inspector was onsite Tuesday near Pullman Street, where the piece fell, to make sure there were no other unstable parts of the structure.

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“It’s very complex. There are 300,000 cars every day,” said Martin Girard, Transports Quebec spokesperson.

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“You have the old structure to maintain, to make sure people can drive and use it and also build the new structure.”

A piece of concrete fell from the Turcot Interchange Tues., May 29, 2018.
A piece of concrete fell from the Turcot Interchange Tues., May 29, 2018. Tim Sargeant/Global News

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Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area.

WATCH BELOW: Turcot Interchange construction too noisy

Turcot Interchange construction too noisy
Turcot Interchange construction too noisy
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