Three lanes of the new A720 West open to traffic


(Montreal) The Quebec Ministry of Transportation has confirmed that as of Monday, in downtown Montreal, three of the four lanes of the new 720 westbound highway are open to traffic.

The Canadian Press

This reopening means that two major entrances to the westbound highway will be accessible again after a long closure: those from Lucien-L'Allier, just west of the Bell Center, and Du Fort.

These reopenings will result in the permanent closure of the temporary entrance from Rose-de-Lima Street, in the Saint-Henri neighborhood, which was developed to facilitate access to Highway 720 West.

Transports Quebec reports that despite the reopening of Highway 720 lanes, work will be done until the beginning of next month to finalize the construction of the concrete pavement and its foundation.

On the other hand, the MTQ reports that the exit of Highway 720 going west towards Saint-Jacques Street will remain closed to traffic until next year. Starting next Thursday, October 17, the City of Montreal will implement closures in the area, particularly on Saint-Antoine Street West.

Other reopenings planned for this fall are the entrance to Saint-Jacques Street for Highway 15 North, the ramp on Highway 15 South to the 20 West and the De La Verendrye exit on Highway 15 South. The ramp on Highway 15 North to Highway 20 West has been reopened recently.

Renovation work on the Turcot interchange, which began in 2015, is over 80% complete; they should be finished in about a year.

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