WATCH: Turcot reconstruction job is on time, on budget
Work to rebuild the Turcot Interchange is more than 40 per cent done, it's on time, and it's on budget.
That's what came out of an update Monday morning from the consortium tasked with tearing down and rebuilding the interchange.
Sebastien Marcoux with the KPH Consortium says 10 out of a total of 45 large structures will be completed by the end of 2017.
The next major part of the job, he says, will come at the end of this year, when the demolition work will begin on the westbound portion of the Ville-Marie Expressway.
Earlier this year, the eastbound Ville-Marie was torn down, and a new road, route 136, is taking its place.
Starting in November, the lane configurations will change, with the eastbound part of the Ville-Marie/136 from highway 20 going from one lane to two.
The Westbound Ville-Marie will go from four lanes down to three and sometimes only two lanes.
The Turcot Interchange is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020. It's expected to carry around 300,000 vehicles per day — a volume of traffic original Turcot wasn't built for.
The new Turcot will also include 6.7 km of bike paths.