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Only two lanes to stay open on MTL's Île-aux-Tourtes bridge until February 2024

Only two lanes to stay open on MTL's Île-aux-Tourtes bridge until February 2024
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If you’re living off-island, we’ve got some good and bad news for you…

Good news is that Montreal's île-aux-Tourtes bridge will be repaired sooner than expected, with the new completion date set for the end of 2026 instead of 2027 as originally planned.

Unfortunately, there will be only one lane open in each direction until at least February 2024.

Additionally, the speed on the bridge has also been reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h and a radar from the SAAQ will be put in place to improve road security.

Finally, starting at 11 p.m., the westbound lane of the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge will be closed for six hours every Sunday.

Approximately 87,000 people use the bridge daily, which connects Montreal’s West Island and Vaudreuil Soulanges.

The Transport Ministry encourages people to use public transit as much as possible. Currently, Exo's Vaudreuil-Hudson line offers free train service to a select number of stations, including the following:

  • Hudson
  • Vaudreuil
  • Dorion
  • Pincourt
  • Île-Perrot

As of December 1st, repair work started on the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge due to the discovery of a crack in its structure.

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