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.