"Don't worry" about significant leaks in the Lafontaine tunnel: Transport Quebec

Unusually large quantities of water are leaking into the Lafontaine tunnel, according to Transport Quebec.
La Presse

Don't be surprised if you see a sizeable puddle in the Lafontaine tunnel.

It seems that this winter's harsh weather variations are wreaking havoc on the 47-year-old structure.

Transport quebec spokesperson Caroline Larose says harsh weather has aggravated leaks that have been around since the structure's inauguration in 1967.

"This section has always been problematic. But with colder temperatures and long days of such temperatures, we've noticed that there's more water coming on to the pavement."

Wanting to be reassuring, Larose insisted that "infiltration is normal in an underwater tunnel."

The issue is not a new one either. The Transport Quebec spokesperson explained to CJAD that the troubles began because of mistakes during the tunnel's construction.

"When the two last pieces of the tunnel were built and joined together back in 1967, the concrete was poured during the wintertime, so the temperatures weren't proper."

Transport Quebec is monitoring the condition of the tunnel hourly for the time being. Major work on the tunnel and highway 25 is expected to begin in the coming years.

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  1. Drew posted on 02/01/2014 01:34 PM
    "Don't worry" about significant leaks. Was that the same words they used for the "Titanic" . We all know what happened their!!!!!!
  2. CJ posted on 02/01/2014 02:21 PM
    She must work for the PQ...This is why she can say there is nothing to worry about with a straight face...lol. " Don't worry about the leaks it's normal " Hahahahahahaha wow!
  3. sam posted on 02/01/2014 03:09 PM
    "The Transport Quebec spokesperson explained to CJAD that the troubles began because of mistakes during the tunnel's construction.
    "When the two last pieces of the tunnel were built and joined together back in 1967, the concrete was poured during the wintertime, so the temperatures weren't proper."
    Oh yeah . Now I'm relieved. No worries. Everything around here is made of concrete ... still is... it's all normal .... we have no lessons to be learned from whoever etc etc etc . Now let's go legislate and strengthen our values and establish majority language supremacism and none of this has any effect on the economy and the rural voters shall control Montreal and reign in its rampant multiculturalism and the infrastructure is safe and the leaks are not leaking
  4. Daemoncan posted on 02/01/2014 10:20 PM
    Transport Quebec: "No, No! The roof is not leaking, it's perfectly safe. We are simply providing a free car wash with every passage."
    1. LOL posted on 02/03/2014 07:21 PM
      @Daemoncan I love it. The tunnel is just falling ...lol sorry falling suit with the PQ. Full of holes, with all the bs it's having a hard time holding back.
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