Getting around downtown will be a challenge this Grand Prix weekend

Grand Prix weekend in Montreal means many things — among them, getting around downtown by car will be difficult.

There are Grand Prix events happening through the week, mainly on Crescent St. and Peel St.

Crescent St. between Ste. Catherine and Sherbrooke Sts. will be shut down to everything except pedestrians and emergency vehicles until Sunday at 6 p.m. In addition, De Maisonneuve Blvd. between Bishop and Mountain Sts. will be shut down until Sunday at 8 a.m.

During this time, the bike path along De Maisonneuve will be temporarily relocated to the north side of the street.

In addition, the Francofolies will be on this weekend at Place des Festivals, which means streets in and around Place des Arts will be blocked off to traffic.

Meanwhile, there'll be more F1 activities happening on Peel St. The stretch of Peel between Ste. Catherine and Sherbrooke will be closed to traffic until Monday. Here, too, the bike bath along De Maisonneuve will be pushed up to the north side of the street, with cyclists being advised to use Mountain, Mackay and Sherbrooke Sts.

Meanwhile, Highway 15 south will be closed between the Turcot and Gaetan-Laberge Blvd., just before the Champlain Bridge, from Friday at 10 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m. The access ramp at Girouard Ave. for the 15 south will also be closed during that period.

Meanwhile, Highway 10 west will be closed between Exit 11 and the entrance to the Highway 132 during that same period.

Motorists coming in from the south shore looking to access the Grand Prix parking lot are being advised to use the 30 west, Matte Blvd. and Highway 132 east instead.