Work restarts at Turcot sites closed by asbestos concerns

Work that was stopped at Turcot sites because of asbestos concerns has restarted

Work is finally restarting today at construction sites linked to the Turcot interchange work that were shut down October 24 because of asbestos concerns.

Workers will be wearing protective gear to ensure they don't inhale any of the toxic asbestos fibres that may be there.

The work sites will also be closed off, and shower facilities will also be set up on site to allow the workers to wash up after they're finished working.

Transport Quebec spokesperson Sarah Bensadoun said the work will be done gradually in stages.

"Different areas are cleared so workers will start working on them until it's completely fully cleared and they're going to be able to work on the whole site," Bensadoun told CJAD 800 News.

Transport Quebec has had about a hundred soil samples analyzed.

Bensadoun said they won't have cost estimates for the delays or information on how much the timetable has been pushed back for at least several more weeks.

The work sites involve the reconstruction of Pullman Boulevard, the construction of Carillon Avenue between Pullman and Notre-Dame, and the construction of a ramp for the future Turcot interchange, linking highways 15 and 20.

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