Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spaghetti Decarie 2B straightened out........

            Transport Quebec has unveiled details of its $110-million plan to revamp the Décarie interchange, a project I wrote about in June.

The way it's currently configured, there are too many successive merges between cars heading in different directions on Highways 15 and 40, the province says. Designed in the 1950s, it's used by 280,000 vehicles daily and is the scene of a large number of accidents - 1,637 between 2003 and 2007 alone, Transport Quebec says.

The new interchange, expected to be completed in 2013, is supposed to change that.

In addition, connections to the borough of St. Laurent will be improved and reserved bus lanes will be added.

Here are PDF maps of the current configuration and what it will look like after the work

       Here's a computer generated video of the new decarie proposal:


1 comment:

Les F said...

So basically they are talking stictly the north end of Decarie (Deacaire circle or Metropolitain circle,) at least I think that's what they called them way back when,never heard it called the Decarie Interchnage:
However I like this comment from one of the readers of the Gazette Story:
I dont see any difference, but at least we know it shoud cost at least a trillion dollars. Go Mobs Go!
November 03, 2010 1:29 PM
This guy has it right,........also wasn't it nice of the Quebec Govt to make that illustative video (with no other official language option..........hahahaha or I would have posted it for everyone too)
I agree with Eric's assessment , I don't see any difference.............hahahahah & his other opinion
Go Mobs Go