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Montreal's Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge to close for weekend

Motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes via Highways 20 and 30. (Radio-Canada - image credit)
Motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes via Highways 20 and 30. (Radio-Canada - image credit)

Montreal's Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge will be completely closed to traffic from Friday evening to Monday morning for construction preparatory work.

The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility announced the closure Monday, stating that traffic on Highway 40, between Senneville and Vaudreuil-Dorion, will be affected by the closure.

The closure is necessary for the construction of approaches to the new Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge.

Starting from Friday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m., until Monday, March 18, at 5 a.m., westbound traffic on Highway 40 will be shut down between Exit 41 and the entrance from Saint-Charles Avenue.

Despite the closure, westbound access to Senneville Road will be maintained for those needing to travel to that area.

Similarly, eastbound traffic on Highway 40 will face a complete closure between Exit 35 and the entrance from des Anciens-Combattants Boulevard.

During this period, the ramp from Highway 40 to the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge will also be closed at the interchange with Highway 30.

The ministry advises motorists to take alternative routes via Highways 20 and 30.

On Friday, the ministry announced that it will making access to Highway 30 will be free in both directions this weekend, and police will be present at key intersections along Highway 20.

Following the completion of the construction work, a temporary configuration will be put in place on March 18, with two lanes available toward Vaudreuil-Dorion and one toward Montreal.

The ministry is encouraging affected motorists to subscribe to the Mobility Montreal newsletter to stay informed about major weekend closures and mitigation measures in the Montreal area.