Montreal: marathon week-end

marathonMajor projects of highways and bridges will break for almost every weekend of the Marathon of Montreal. By cons, dozens of streets will be closed on the course of 42.195 kilometers qu’emprunteront Sunday thousands of runners. The start of the race will be given at 8:30 am on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, but the street sections borrowed from Montreal will be mostly closed from 7:45 am on Sunday morning.

1. Jacques Cartier Bridge and jean-flag Park

The Jacques Cartier Bridge will be completely closed to traffic from 4 o’clock in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Car traffic will also be prohibited in the Parc Jean-Drapeau (St. Helena and Notre-Dame Islands) from 7 am Sunday. The normal flow is restored on the Jacques Cartier Bridge at noon, 10 minutes after the Parc des Îles.

2. From jean-flag Parc La Fontaine Park

The riders will leave towards the islands of Old Montreal by the Concorde bridge, Pierre-Dupuy Avenue and Riverside and Mill streets. They then pass through Old Montreal by the rue de la Commune, the Jacques-Cartier and Notre Dame, before taking the direction is approximately to the height of the CBC. They then follow a path zigzagging through the streets of South Central, to the intersection of De Maisonneuve and Berri Street, they will rise north to Rue Cherrier to get to La Fontaine Park, where the half marathon ends. All these street sections will be closed from 7:45 am and progressively reopen to traffic between 12:30 and 1:35 p.m..

3. Du Plateau in Villeray

The second half of the Marathon will primarily affect two major roads. The Christophe-Colomb streets and De La Roche will be closed from 7:45 St. Gregory Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal, to Jarry Street, in the borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel. This part of the course should reopen to traffic after 2:35 p.m..

As for the St. Joseph Boulevard, it will be closed for a long distance between De Bullion Street and Pie-IX Boulevard from 7:45 am and until 16h.

Streets De La Roche and De Brébeuf will also be closed to traffic at the same times between Saint-Joseph Boulevard and La Fontaine Park, where the arrival of 42.195 km Marathon.

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