John Abbott overpass work underway
Commuters to John Abbott College, Macdonald High School and McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-deBellevue will have to pack a little patience into their morning routine, while also adding extra time for the drive.
A campus overpass spanning Highway —TRANSPORTATION
20 was reduced to one lane last week with the start of a major repair project. Construction began on Nov. 7.
Quebec’s Ministry of Transport advised that the first phase of work will run until Dec. 23. A second phase will get underway in the spring. Use of both lanes will be restored between the two phases. And while automobile traffic on the overpass has been reduced to one lane, pedestrian and cyclist traffic has been prohibited entirely. Meanwhile, only drivers traveling in the morning in the southbound direction (toward the campus) will be able to use the bridge, which will convert to a one-way passage Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Northbound traffic will be detoured through local roads to Highways 20 and 40.
Construction on an overpass spanning Highway 20 and leading to John Abbott College began last week. One lane only is open to traffic. Work will continue until Dec. 23, and will resume in the spring.