Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Don't Miss This ...Do You?

MONTREAL - Traffic pain this weekend doesn't end with the Champlain Bridge construction. Montreal motorists will face obstacles around Mount Royal, too, during Sunday's Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal.

The Grand Prix will mainly affect the streets surrounding the mountain, some of which will also be closed Saturday. Bike paths along the race route will also be closed to non-participants. Parking at Mount Royal will not be available.

Park Ave. from Pine Ave. to Mont Royal Ave. W. will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Côte Ste. Catherine Rd. from Park to Mont Royal will be closed starting Saturday at 7 a.m. until Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Sunday, roads including de la Tour, de la Polytechnique, and de la Rampe will close from 6 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. Camillien Houde Drive, Remembrance Rd., and a section of Côte des Neiges Rd. will close from 8 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.

Vincent d'Indy Ave., Edouard Montpetit Blvd., Gatineau Ave., Maréchal Ave. and Decelles Ave. will close from 11 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.

Road work on the Champlain Bridge will proceed as follows:

Only one lane will be open on the northbound side of the bridge, heading toward Montreal, between 10 p.m. Friday night and 5 a.m. Monday.

The southbound side of the bridge, heading to the South Shore, will use only two lanes between midnight Friday night and noon Sunday. Only one lane will be available along the Nuns' Island bridge in this direction.

Motorists may want to consider using the Victoria, Mercier or Jacques Cartier bridges instead.

For more details on the bridge construction, visit


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