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Drivers, bus commuters brace for Montreal marathon road closures

Several streets will be off-limits on Saturday and Sunday. Sebastien Gagnon-Dorval/Global News

Drivers and public transit commuters should brace for road closures across Montreal this weekend.

The Montreal marathon means several streets will be off-limits to traffic on both Saturday and Sunday.

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On Saturday, street closures start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late at 1 p.m. for the five and 10-kilometre races. St-Denis Street, Ste-Catherine Street, de Maisonneuve Boulevard and several small streets in the Plateau-Mont-Royal will be closed.

It will be even harder to get around the city on Sunday.

The closures, which start as early as 3 a.m. and last as late as 2:30 p.m., span east from Hochelaga-Maisonneuve to the west as far as Verdun.

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The STM, Montreal’s public transit authority, is asking commuters to take note of changes to bus routes on those days.

Marathon organizers have also posted online a full list of street closures and detailed maps.

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