Mayor Pilon reports also that merchants are complaining of a reduction in traffic. What is starting to suffer the most is catering and commerce, he says.
He also expresses reservations about the place given to public transport in this project. We are building a new structure in Quebec and we are not putting a reserved lane for public transport, laments Guy Pilon.
He emphasizes, however, that all the Efforts are being made with the ARTM [Regional Metropolitan Transport Authority], exo, the Ministry of Transport […] everyone is in this. We are trying to find solutions.
There is an effort to mitigate the impacts, he assures.
In operation since 1965, the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge is an important infrastructure which is used by 87,000 vehicles daily, including 10% trucks, according to data of the Ministry of Transport. Various issues have been discovered with the structure over the past few years.