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Vaudreuil-Dorion overpass to remain closed indefinitely

An inspection followed an emergency closure of the overpass in September. Sylvain Trudeau/Global News

The Des Chenaux Road overpass above Highway 40 in Vaudreuil-Dorion will remain closed indefinitely following a recent inspection.

Quebec’s transport ministry said the report found “that a major intervention will be required before allowing the reopening of the bridge.”

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The structure was blocked off to traffic on Sept. 18 after an initial inspection report found issues with the load-bearing capacities of the overpass.

A number of different scenarios to fix the overpass are being considered by the province. The transport ministry said a solution will be announced by the end of fall.

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The transport ministry said drivers will have to use detours until the overpass is safe to reopen. It also specified drivers who use Highway 40 are not in danger.

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Drivers can use alternative routes such as Cité-des-Jeunes Boulevard, Saint-Charles Avenue and Dumberry Road.

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