The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Major traffic disruptions in November

There will be a series of traffic disruptions in the Montréal region over the next few days. Highway 40 will be closed during the first weekend of November due to work on the Réseau express métropolitain (REM). Less than a week later, dismantling part of the old Highway 15 northbound will require the Turcot Interchange to close from November 8 to 13.

Harsh traffic conditions are expected during this period. We recommend planning your trips ahead and finding ways to avoid traffic. 

Highway 40 closed from November 3 to 5

From 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, to 5 a.m. on Monday, November 5, a section of Highway 40 between Highway 13 (exit 60) and Saint-Jean Boulevard (exit 52), including service roads, will be closed in both directions for work on the REM. Local traffic to access businesses near the highway in this area will be permitted.

This closure will allow the demolition of a railway bridge above the highway. Once the bridge is demolished, construction on the REM will begin in this area.

Closure of the Turcot Interchange from November 8 to 13

On the evening of November 8, Highway 20 westbound will be completely closed between downtown and Montréal’s West Island. This closure will continue until the morning of Tuesday, November 13. Highway 20 eastbound will be closed from the evening of Friday, November 9, until Tuesday morning. Highway 15 North will also be closed from Friday evening until Monday morning.

This exceptional closure is necessary to dismantle a section of the old Highway 15 northbound. Expect major impacts on the rest of the highway system, especially during rush hour.   

An answer to traffic

These delays could be a good excuse to rethink your habits and consider how you and your employees’ commuting affects mobility. Even though transportation methods are a personal choice, you can actively participate in improving your employees’ commute. 

Why not get inspired by practices adopted by companies that participated in the “Employers take action for sustainable mobility” project? Carried out by the Chamber with the support of Mobility Montréal and the collaboration of the Centres de gestion des déplacements to encourage businesses to implement concrete measures for sustainable mobility, this project has shown positive results among employers and employees and reduced single-passenger vehicle trips between home and work at participating companies.

Draw from practices adopted by Hatch, UQAM and Polytechnique Montréal, among our other participants, to adopt new measures allowing you to avoid traffic. Most importantly, don’t forget to carefully plan your trips in November.

To learn more about the project and to get inspired by participating companies’ good practices.
» Click here