Repairs to the Ile-aux-Tourtes bridge on Highway 40 will resume Monday, June 26, 2017 until winter 2018. Repairs to the westbound beams will be undertaken. Dynamic traffic management based on peak hour will be put in place to limit the impact on traffic.
Please note that speed limit on the bridge will be reduced to 70 km/h.
In the event of unfavorable weather conditions or operational constraints, construction work westbound direction could be postponed.
SOURCE: Ministère des Transports
Important Closures A-20/A-720 eastbound
We wish to remind you that major constraints on Highways 20 and 720 eastbound will affect traffic flow until 2018. These closures are necessary in order to dismantle and proceed into reconstruction of Autoroute 720 eastbound between the Turcot interchange and Atwater, which will become the new National Highway 136.
These impediments will have significant impacts on traffic going torward downtown Montréal. The Ministère des Transports invites road users to privilege public transportation and carpooling and to modify their itinerary. To choose the mode of transport best suited to their needs, users can consult the Mobilité Montréal section of the Québec 511 site.
Mid-October 2016 to 2018
This closure is necessary in order to connect this ramp to the new eastbound with a new temporary structure.
As of October 17, 5 p.m., until 2019
Complete closure of one of two lanes leading to ramp 138 Eastbound (towards Montréal) to Highway 20 Eastbound.
Note that there will be a complete night closure of the ramp October 15 and 16 to proceed with the reconfiguration of Highway 20 Eastbound. In case of inclement weather or operational constraints, the construction work could be postponed.
November 2016 to 2018
The traffic will be detoured on the first two lanes of the new route 136 eastbound and the temporary structure between Turcot interchange and the exit no. 3 – Rue Guy, Montréal (downtown).
The Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des Transports is informing road users that repair work of the Macdonald overpass from Poultry Cottages rd. above railway tracks and Highway 20, will pursue repair work starting MAY 8 through out the summer until August 2017. It should be noted that the works, which were paused during the winter, began last November.
Please note that Transports Quebec has extended the Macdonald Campus Hwy 20 overpass renovation until mid-September. This coincides with the beginning of the fall semesters for John Abbott on August 21st and McGill on September 5.
As a result:
Only alternating single traffic will be permitted for the duration of the project
Northbound weekday traffic will not be permitted between 07h30 and 09h30
Signalers will control weekday traffic from 07h00 to 10h00, and 13h30 to 18h30
Traffic lights will be in place of other times
Pedestrian and cyclist traffic is not permitted
It is expected that some commuters, who normally would use Hwy 40 access to the campus, may switch to Hwy 20 access and municipal routes until the overpass reopens to bi-directional traffic.