Saturday, June 20, 2009

Traffic Nightmare Could Double

A view of the Turcotte Interchange from St. Jacques St. in N.D.G.
Photograph by: Vincenzo D'Alto, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

Bonaventure, Turcot projects; If work on both highways overlaps, that's the price we must pay: mayor

It will cost $141 million and, if everything goes according to plan, be finished by 2013.

But if the city of Montreal is tearing down the elevated Bonaventure Expressway at the same time Quebec is demolishing the Turcot interchange, Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay says it's the price to pay for progress.

"Yes, there's going to be inconveniences," Tremblay said as he and Société du Havre chairperson Isabelle Hudon announced the first phase of a plan to revitalize the crumbling expressway and the neighbourhoods around it.

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