Motorists in the greater Montreal area will once again have to be patient, since the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel will again be completely closed towards the South Shore this weekend.

Highway 25 will therefore be closed from 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 to Monday, May 9 at 5 a.m. between the Montreal exit (downtown)/J.-Cartier Bridge and the entrance from Route 132.

The entrance from Sherbrooke Street East will however be closed as of Friday, May 6 at 11:30 p.m., but the one from Souligny Avenue East will remain open.

Île Charron will remain accessible at all times and it will be possible to access Highway 20 from the island.

Complete closures are also planned southbound on the A-25 between the Montreal (downtown)/Pont J.-Cartier exit and Île Charron all week, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

If this closure is required for the demolition of the concrete screed in the right lane of the southbound tunnel and for demolition work in the service corridor, it could cause a lot of headaches for motorists.

These roadworks have already caused significant slowdowns over the past weekend, since access to the South Shore was mainly via the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

And the situation should continue over the next few weeks, as the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) has already informed that the tunnel should be closed in the south direction during the weekend of May 13 to 16.

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