The southbound lanes of Highway 75 are open to traffic again south of Ste. Agathe.
In spring, crews began the task of rebuilding the highway from Ste. Agathe to Morris. The work includes 27.7 kilometres of surface reconstruction, as well as shoulder, drainage and intersection improvements. The surface is being reconstructed using concrete pavement.
On Monday, crews removed the barricades, allowing traffic to flow once again in the southbound lanes. According to a provincial spokesperson, the majority of the pylons on northbound Highway 75 were removed on Monday. However, some lanes still have single-lane closures to allow the contractor to remove traffic control devices that were in place for two-way traffic. That is expected to be completed by Wednesday of this week.
According to the province, there is a six-kilometre stretch north of Morris that will only be completed in 2024. The province says this six-kilometre stretch will then be restricted again to one lane for construction in 2024.
For approximately six months, all traffic along Highway 75 between Ste. Agathe and Morris used the northbound lanes. As a result, traffic had been slowed to 80 kilometres per hour.
Meanwhile, a provincial spokesperson says the intersection improvements at Highway 1 and Provincial Road 207, or Deacon's Corner, are now substantially complete, with cleanup activities on the project continuing into next spring.
Major paving work at Deacon's Corner ended on November 15th and the intersection has been returned to normal operation for the winter. The department encourages motorists to observe construction signage and use caution while travelling through construction zones.
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