Traffic was very fluid Friday morning throughout Greater Montreal, with few traffic jams slowing travel. Despite the start of the three-year project, which cut off half of the tracks in the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel, congestion remains less than feared to date.
On Friday morning, it took less than 15 minutes to cover the 22 kilometers between Beloeil and the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel. It was slightly heavier in the opposite direction, about twenty minutes being necessary to cover the 5 kilometers between Anjou and the tunnel, on Highway 25. However, this is far from the anticipated crossing times with only one lane available in this axis to leave the island.
The other crossings from the South Shore to Montreal were also free of congestion.
Even on the island of Montreal, traffic was very fluid. Congestion was virtually absent on highways 15 and 40, which are usually jammed.
Since the pandemic and with the popularity of working from home, the roads tend to be less busy on Mondays and Fridays. Congestion is greatest from Tuesday to Thursday, with Wednesday now marking the most difficult day.