As part of the REM work on the West Island, a segment of Highway 40 West will be completely closed from Friday, October 30 at 11:00 p.m. until Monday, November 2 at 5:00 a.m. Plan ahead and avoid the area.

This closure is needed for the construction of a portal frame for the REM elevated structure. A portal frame, a portion of the elevated structure supported by two pillars, will be installed to help support loads while leaving a clear space for vehicle traffic.

Further dates to be confirmed if required

Although a detour will be possible via the A40 West service road, it is recommended that users avoid the area.

Below is a map showing the area concerned and the detour to be taken during closure:

Image source: REM Website


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