Work on building an accessible tunnel between the Vendôme métro station and the MUHC superhospital will force the closure of the bus loop.
Expect traffic chaos in front of the Vendôme métro station starting Monday, as work on building an accessible tunnel between the Vendôme station and the MUHC superhospital will force the closure of the bus loop.
For the duration of the work — which is set to wrap up at the end of August — the bus stops for routes 37, 90, 102, 104, 105, 124 will be relocated to de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Westbound traffic on de Maisonneuve will be closed to all but local circulation between Claremont Ave. and Décarie Blvd. The westbound 105 bus will be detoured onto Claremont, then west on Sherbrooke St. W. All westbound traffic will be detoured to Claremont.
The bicycle path on the north side of de Maisonneuve will be maintained throughout the work, but cyclists will have to contend with more people waiting for the bus, as a temporary stop for bus route 104 has been built adjacent to the bike path, and a speed bump was put in place in the bicycle path to slow cyclists down.
Amélie Régis, spokesperson for the Société de Transport de Montréal, said traffic controllers and police officers will be in place at strategic points around the area to ensure safety and the proper flow of traffic.