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Works at the La Fontaine tunnel | “Dangerous behavior” reported at the Radisson terminus



“Dangerous behavior” reported near the Radisson terminus has forced the authorities to call motorists to order, some using the lanes reserved for buses there as part of the work in the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel.

“Several dangerous behaviors have been reported in recent weeks near the Radisson terminus and in the lanes reserved for buses. It is forbidden to use the lanes reserved for buses or to circulate in the Radisson terminus, and this, at all times, ”underlined the government via the Twitter account of the La Fontaine tunnel, Friday.

We can then see a motorist driving in the terminus parking lot. It must be said that day after day, the 325-space incentive parking lot at the Radisson metro station is full. It is also one of the only ones to be, being a very busy public transport hub on the island.

For the time being, the other park-and-ride lots remain less crowded, as do the rest of the Ministry of Transport’s mitigation measures. The proof: Thursday morning, only 864 of the 2455 spaces on the South Shore were occupied, that is to say a third.

Quebec is also distributing two free transit tickets at the Radisson metro to users boarding or alighting from the shuttles, between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every day, until mid-December, which propels further the popularity of the sector.

Very fluid Friday morning

On the network, traffic was very fluid Friday morning throughout Greater Montreal, and few traffic jams slowed 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.

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 the 25. Still, this is far from the anticipated crossing times with only one lane available in this axis to get off the island.

The other crossings from the South Shore to Montreal were also free of any congestion. Even on the island of Montreal, traffic was very fluid. Congestion was virtually absent on highways 15 and 40, which are usually jammed.

This low congestion could partly be explained by Remembrance Day, when many workers take advantage of a statutory holiday. Since the pandemic and with the popularity of telecommuting, the roads also tend to be significantly less busy on Mondays and Fridays. Typically, congestion is greatest Tuesday through Thursday, with Wednesday now marking the most difficult day.

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