Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Finally Some Good Construction News: Montreal's Turcot Interchange Is Finally Finishing Up

The last major structures are now open to traffic.
Staff Writer
Finally Some Good Construction News: Montreal's Turcot Interchange Is Finally Finishing Up

For years, Montreal drivers have absolutely dreaded driving on the Turcot Interchange but there's finally some good news. 

After five long, gruelling construction-filled years, the last major part of Montreal's Turcot Interchange is now open.

Transport Minister François Bonnardel and Minister Responsible for Montreal Chantal Rouleau, announced the (near) completion of the project on October 19.

Editor's Choice: 2 More Areas In Quebec Are Going Into Red Alert

The Turcot project is [...] the demonstration of Quebec engineering know-how.

François Bonnardel, Quebec Minister of Transport

While some finishing touches will be added next spring, including continued work to plant "9,000 trees and 61,000 shrubs, perennials, grasses and climbing plants," the major sections of the project are open to traffic. 

The reserved lanes on Autoroute 20 and Route 136 are still closed, however, but should be reopened in the coming months.

"If we have succeeded in achieving quality infrastructure, on time and on budget, it's thanks to the expertise of the personnel of the Ministry of Transport and KPH Turcot, to the participation of hundreds of workers, to the collaboration of partners, and, above all, to the support of citizens," said Bonnardel in a press release. 

"Thanks to the dedication, thoroughness and professionalism of our experts and workers, today we can be proud of what has been accomplished," said Rouleau. 

"Thank you to the citizens of the metropolitan region for your patience over the past few years."

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.