Overhaul for St-Jean overpass in Pointe Claire means traffic, detours

More roadwork and detours for motorists- this time in West Island Pointe Claire.

Major reconstruction work is underway on the St-Jean Boulevard-Highway 20 overpass.

And that'll be going on for a couple of months.

Falling pieces of concrete from the overpass two years ago alerted officials who decided to overhaul the whole structure, a necessary project says Pointe Claire mayor Morris Trudeau.

"The cement is falling apart. The road surface is falling down on the overpass. We would have to add extra pavement because of the structure lowering itself so we've been doing that for the past few years," Trudeau told CJAD 800 News.

The overpass is over 50 years old. Trudeau reassures motorists the overpass is still safe, citing recent inspection reports.

There'll be one lane of traffic on the overpass at all times. Motorists will have to put up with detours until the end of August when the reconstruction should be finished.

"What we are encouraging people to do is to use Hymus or the 2 and 20,  to use St. Charles Road and des Sources Road if at all possible. That should alleviate some traffic on St. Jean," Trudeau said.

The work will cost the city about $3.7-million.

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  1. mike posted on 04/04/2014 08:51 PM
    Pointe Claire roads are a danger to any driver
    But the only road that ever gets worked on is st Jeans blvd
    Because it passes right by city hall/.
    Anyone who has driven on the TransCanada service road
    Or along hymus and Blvd. des Source is a nightmare for car owners
    What about the over pass at high way 20 and Blvd. des source?
    Where steel plates are loose and hanging open the rail is barely hanging on
    You can see the cement disappearing i am sure something will happen here eventually
    Or have something fall off onto someone below on high way 20 eventually
    Point Claire likes new swimming pools and new street signs and beautiful soccer fields, flower pots along its roads but the infrastructure has been deteriorating for a very long time
    What about the over pass over the Blvd. des source and the 40
    Seems to me that Point Claire like or provincial and federal governments
    Have failed the shareholders of this once great Country /city and like
    Any business with shareholders should be held accountable or fired
    For their incompetence to manage
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