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There will be downtown street closures for the state funeral of Brian Mulroney

There will be downtown street closures for the state funeral of Brian Mulroney
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Heads up, Montreal! If you're thinking of driving downtown Montreal this Saturday, be aware that certain streets will be closed for the state funeral honouring the former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.

Canadian Heritage has declared that vehicles will not be permitted access on the following streets from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, March 23rd:

  • René-Lévesque Boulevard from Côte du Beaver Hall and Jeanne-Mance Street;
  • De Bleury Street from René-Levesque Boulevard West to Saint-Antoine Street West;
  • Saint-Pierre Street from Saint-Antoine Street West and Notre-Dame Street.

Additionally, there will be no vehicle access within the following blocks:

  • Saint-Antoine Street West to the north;
  • Saint-Laurent Boulevard to the east;
  • Saint-Paul Street West to the south;
  • Saint-Pierre Street to the east.

Finally, parking in these following areas are already restricted:

  • south parking lane on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, between Côte du Beaver Hall and Saint-Alexandre Street;
  • east and west parking lanes on Saint-Alexandre Street, between René-Lévesque Boulevard West and De la Gauchetière Street;
  • north and south parking lanes on De la Gauchetière Street West, between Saint-Alexandre Street and Côte du Beaver Hall;
  • west parking lane on Côte du Beaver Hall, between De la Gauchetière Street West and René-Lévesque Boulevard West.

The government organization noted that local traffic and parking will be permitted for residents west of Saint-François-Xavier Street.

For more information, make sure to visit Canadian Heritage’s website.

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