NDG residents brace for St-Jacques traffic nightmare

The morning commute for NDG residents is about to get a lot tougher.

The provincial Transport Ministry is set to begin the demolition of the St-Jacques on-ramp to the 720 eastbound next Monday, and residents and elected officials are worried that a long, painful traffic nightmare is upon them.

The plan has been in the works for years but NDG borough councillors and residents are still scrambling to get ready for it.

A new bus lane will be created along Sherbrooke and some traffic changes are planned along NDG Avenue.

But many are worrying that it won't be enough to ease what's expected to be brutal congestion.

Sewer work on Sherbrooke between Northcliffe and Grey and the re-paving of streets around Vendome metro are going to add even more headaches for the next two to three months.

The city had hoped to delay the demolition work by a couple of months in order to finish its preparations, but city councillor Peter McQueen says the Ministry turned the city down.

The work is expected to last up to seven years.

Photo courtesty La Presse

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  1. Jon posted on 02/25/2014 04:34 PM
    Because stalling it and risking a collapse is a much better solution.
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