17 major projects for the greater Quebec region this summer

17 major projects for the greater Quebec region this summer
17 major projects for the greater Quebec region this summer

The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility (MTMD) is planning 17 major projects in the greater Quebec region during the summer of 2024. A work season comparable to that of last year, he suggests, asking motorists to be patient.

A project is added to those already underway: the reconstruction of two overpasses on the Laurentian highway, above rue de la Faune. The southbound bridge will be rebuilt this summer, the northbound one will be rebuilt next year.

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The overpasses of the Laurentian highway, above rue de la Faune, will be rebuilt. First heading south in summer 2024, then heading north the following year.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Guylaine Bussière

The work will take place from May to September this year and will be accompanied by several obstacles. The entrance to Autoroute 73 heading south from Rue George-Muir will be closed, as will exit 154, to reach Rue de la Faune from 73 South.

In a network of this age, everything happens at the same time. We try to stretch the sauce, but if at any point you stretch too much, you close.

A quote from Guy Lavoie, projects director for Chaudière-Appalaches at MTMD

Other work continues in Quebec

Among other major works in Quebec City, note the reconstruction of Highway 40 between Highway 73 and Boulevard Neuvialle which continues, with the closure of one or two lanes out of three in the evening and at night.

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The repair of the Avenue Royale overpass, above Highway 40, will result in the complete closure of Avenue Royale from May to October.

The overpasses on Highway 440, above Sainte-Anne Boulevard, will need to be repaired. Two out of three lanes are already closed.

To this will be added the work at the head of the bridges, which will be more intensive than last year.

A hot zone in Lévis

In Lévis, work to widen Highway 20 continues between Route du Président-Kennedy and Chemin des Îles. The interchange ramps for exits towards Chemin des Îles, the President-Kennedy redoubt and downtown Lévis will be occasionally closed.

Guy Lavoie, projects director for Chaudière-Appalaches at MTMDagrees that there will be a lot of pressure in the sectorparticularly with the work being carried out by the City of Lévis on Boulevard Guillaume-Couture.

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There will also be work at the intersection of Route 175 and Highway 20, in the Charny sector.

Repair work on an overpass at the Highway 20 and 73 interchange continues, with the closure of one lane out of two on Highway 73.

Between the Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Apollinaire sectors, the roadway will be repaired in the east direction, causing a traffic diversion.

Closures to be expected on the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges

Repair work on the Quebec Bridge deck will remove one lane per direction on weekdays, outside peak hours.

The bridge will also be completely closed for a full weekend between August and October, but the date remains to be specified. Additional evening and nighttime closures could occur between now and November. THE MTMD will specify the dates later. The Quebec Bridge will also be closed this weekend of May 3.

Inspections also result in obstructions on the Pierre-Laporte bridge. It will be closed for 30 minutes, three or four times a night, for three or four nights. The dates of these closures will be announced later. Inspections should be carried out when there is little wind.

Major works planned on the outskirts

Major work is planned elsewhere in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions.

The concrete roadway on Highway 20 will be resurfaced between Saint-Appolinaire and Laurier-Station. Speed ​​will be reduced and certain lanes and ramps will be closed occasionally.

In Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, the bridge that spans the Jacques-Cartier River on Route 367 will be repaired. Lanes will be diverted and speeds will be reduced.

In the Portneuf region, the bridge which spans the Blanche River will be rebuilt on Rang Sainte-Madeleine, leading to the complete closure of it over eight kilometers between Pont-Rouge and Saint-Basile.

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