MONTREAL, June 28, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The ministère des Transports du Québec wishes to inform road users of the metropolitan area that it will conduct the reopening of the tunnelViger Highway 720 in Montreal today , 16h. This closure was necessary to ensure the safety of road users and allow removal of a portion of the concrete slab that had been weakened over the tunnel.
Inspection engineers following the dismantling of the concrete slab allows them to recommend to the Ministry to reopen the tunnel safely. The Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, Robert Poëti, took his way to the scene to take stock of the work that took place in the last hours.
“I am very satisfied with the work done last night to allow a return to normal as soon as possible. Thanks to a quick response from all stakeholders we can now proceed with the reopening of the Viger Tunnel. User safety has always been our priority. An internal audit conducted in collaboration with the City of Montreal is already underway into the circumstances surrounding the event and the city of Montreal has assured the Ministry of Transport of full cooperation “said Mr. Poëti.
Recall, however, that repairs already planned tunnel Ville-Marie and Viger Highway 720 lead to the complete closure of a section of Highway 720 eastbound between Exit 6 – . Boul St-Laurent / Rue Berri and Rue Panet for the whole weekend. This closure will continue until Monday morning at 5 AM.