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20th of October 2018


Traffic update: Montreal marathon will close Champlain Bridge, many side streets

The closing of the Champlain Bridge and the Montreal marathon will make driving a mess Sunday. 

The Montreal marathon runs on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Dario Ayala / The Gazette

The closing of the Champlain Bridge and the Montreal marathon will make driving a mess Sunday.

The bridge will be completely closed to traffic headed toward Montreal on Sunday morning, which will also feature street closings on Montreal Island for the Oasis International Marathon de Montréal.

The Champlain Bridge closing, which also entails the closing of Highway 15 North between Route 132 and the Turcot Interchange, will last from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

As well, Highway 15 North will be completely closed from the Exit 58 at Highway 10 West to the Turcot Interchange to 5 a.m. on Monday.

The Southbound Décarie Expressway will be closed between Turcot and Atwater Ave. to 5 a.m. on Monday.

Meanwhile, downtown, Griffintown and the Sud-Ouest borough will see several streets closed on Sunday because of the marathon. Most will reopen by late morning or noon.

Of note, René-Lévesque Blvd. will be closed between St-Urbain and Berri Sts. starting at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning until 12:30 p.m. for eastbound traffic and until 2:30 p.m. for westbound traffic.

St-Urbain St. between René-Lévesque and Viger Ave. will be closed from 6:45 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

Parts of streets such as St-Patrick St., Wellington St., Monk Blvd. and Centre St. will be closed Sunday morning.

In the east end, several road closings are announced around the Botanical Garden and Parc La Fontaine.

St-Joseph Blvd. will be closed between Garnier St. and Pie-IX Blvd. from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Pie-IX will be closed from Rosemont Blvd. to Sherbrooke St. E. from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In Old Montreal, De la Commune will be closed between Place Jacques-Cartier and Prince St. starting at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday until 9:15 a.m., while the street will be closed between Smith and Duke Sts. until 11:40 a.m.

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