Montreal trouble spots to avoid on the roads this weekend


Highway 20 eastbound heading downtown is best avoided this weekend, as Transport Quebec will be closing it to do work on the Turcot Interchange from Friday at 11:30 p.m. till Monday 5 a.m. between the Highway 138 offramp from the Mercier Bridge and the onramp for Angrignon Blvd. The detour will be via Notre-Dame St., over to Angrignon Blvd. and back to the 20.

The exit off Highway 138 from the Mercier Bridge to Highway 20 east will also be closed during the same period.

Also in the Turcot Interchange, the exit from Décarie Expressway southbound toward the Ville Marie eastbound to downtown will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday. The detour is via Highway 15 southbound to the Bonaventure Expressway and into downtown.

The Highway 20 east exit for the Ville Marie Expressway to downtown is also closed during the same period. Detour is via Highway 15 southbound to the Bonaventure.

The Jacques Cartier Bridge will be completely closed in both directions from Friday at 11:59 p.m. to Saturday at 4 a.m. and again Saturday night at the same hours. One of two lanes will be closed southbound Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On the Mercier Bridge, one of two lanes in both directions will be closed Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for general maintenance and inspection. On Sunday, one southbound lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.