News  Crumbling Turcot Interchange

Off-Campus Eye

Roughly 280,000 cars drive through the Turcot Interchange every day. Built in 1967, the interchange has been crumbling for several years, and in 2007 the City announced that it would be reconstructed. Dozens of groups in the adjacent community of St. Henri have voiced their opposition to the plan currently supported by the Ministère des Transport du Québec (MTQ), which would increase the interchange’s traffic capacity by 18 per cent, and require the demolition of about 200 neighbouring houses. Ministère du Développement Durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs is expected to announce his recommendations on the project later this week.