December 8, 2023

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Construction sites surround the city even as bridge-tunnel work is underway

Construction sites surround the city even as bridge-tunnel work is underway

Construction sites around other bridges, such as the Jacques Cartier, Victoria or Champlain, do not suddenly disappear as a way for the flow of motorists coming through them to Montreal.

Moreover, several sites are still active, in particular, the one at the corner of rue Maisonneuve est and Papineau.

The work will be handled by the Electrical Services Commission which is scheduled till November 15.

“We are working in construction and we plan to work first,” explained one motorist when asked by our journalist Yves Poirier at 6pm on TVA Nouvelles. “We were lining up to start at 4:30 or 5:30 in the morning.”

“Building sites in the city should be suspended during this period,” said opposition infrastructure spokesman Alan DeSousa. “Throughout this work, there should be no other distractions.”

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Desosa criticized the Plante administration for its lack of planning.

For her part, Sophie Mouzerol, responsible for transportation and mobility for the city of Montreal, would prefer to have more predictability from the Quebec government.

“This requires us to have completely unregulated construction sites,” she said. “We have a little more information.”

The closure of one of the two tubes of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel, scheduled for less than a week, is likely to bring many nightmares to those who use it.

Joel Lemay / QMI Agency

Mobilité Montreal reminds road users that it is in their best interest to find alternative routes to avoid the congestion caused by the famous tunnel or to consider public transport until the end of the monumental construction site.

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