Category Archives: Street closures affecting our meeting

Traffic Issues this weekend

And this does not include all the local streets.
Check with  http://www.quebec511.info/en/default.aspx

Avoid the inbound Champlain Bridge

Quebec’s transport ministry strongly suggests drivers coming from the South Shore avoid the Champlain Bridge this weekend due to major work related to the rebuilding of the bridge. The ministry suggests drivers use the Victoria or Jacques Cartier bridges instead.

Highway 15 northbound will be completely closed between the Bonaventure/Nuns’ Island exit and the De La Vérendrye exit from Friday at 11 p.m. till Monday at 5 a.m.

The detour will be via the Bonaventure Expressway to St-Antoine St. to the 720 West.

The De La Vérendrye exit off of Highway 15 South will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday until Monday at 5 a.m. Cars will be rerouted via Atwater Ave., St-Patrick St., StRémi St. and de l’Église.

On the Turcot Interchange, the following exits will be closed from Friday at 11:59 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday:

Exit off the Ville Marie W. to the 15 North exit off Décarie South for the Ville-Marie East going downtown;

Exit off the 20 East for the Ville Marie East;

At the Saint-Pierre Interchange, Highway 138 East between the exit for Clément St. and Highway 20 will be closed from Friday at 11:59 p.m. until Saturday 6 a.m.; and Sunday from 11:59 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.;

The exit off of Highway 138 east coming from the Mercier Bridge heading to the 20 eastbound will be closed from Friday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

Highway 25 south will be closed completely from Friday at 11:59 p.m. until Saturday 8 a.m.; from 12:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturday; and from Sunday at 11:30 p.m. until Monday 5 a.m. On Highway 25 north, two lanes out of three will be closed Friday from 10:30 p.m. until Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and Sunday 10 p.m. until Monday 5 a.m.

On the Ville Marie eastbound, the exit for Berri St. will be closed from Friday at 10 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

Orange cone alert !

The work on the Turcotte Interchange is going to cause even more traffic madness.  If you normally take the 720 to our meetings, consider an alternative.   http://www.quebec511.info/en/Diffusion/EtatReseau/Region.aspx?id=13000

There are traffic cams you can consult before you hit the road. Got a smartphone? Check here for the traffic conditions app.

In fact, at thisaislin-red-lights point, it’s a wonder the city doesn’t just stick an orange cone on all the bridges and just shut down the city. No one can get around anyway, and the usual stupid advice: Take public transport! just grates on my nerves.  The mayor should be made to try getting from one end of the city to the other by public transport on a Sunday.

Meeting Date/Room Changes

It’s very rare that we change our meeting dates — they are pretty much set in stone after March. If you cannot find us, ask at the front desk.

Part of the deal with the Espresso Hotel is that we have to expect the occasional change of location.  Usually we find ourselves in a better room, such as when we got the Grand Salon. Last month, we were given their fanciest suite, room 700. We even had coffee service! Unfortunately, I know of at least one person who could not find us because he came early and the sign was not yet posted on the St-François door.

At the November meeting, we set the tentative dates for the following year. Please bring your agendas, and if you know the dates of events such as Grand Prix, Parades, and so on, please let us know. This will save us some grief later.