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Queensway closing Saturday for Lees Overpass installation

You can expect delays on the Queensway this weekend, as lanes around Lees are closed for a rapid bridge replacement.

A new Lees Avenue overpass is being installed. It'll be the largest and heaviest object in North America to be mounted using Rapid Bridge Replacement techniques, according to the City.

The closures will take place in stages between Metcalfe and the Vanier Parkway. Starting at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, only two lanes will be open eastbound, from Metcalfe to the Vanier Parkway, and westbound from the Vanier Parkway to Nicholas. By 5:00 p.m. only one lane in each direction will be open, and there will be no eastbound access from Nicholas Street or from Isabella and Metcalfe Streets. Westbound lanes will become inaccessible from the Vanier Parkway or St. Laurent Boulevard.

By 6:00 p.m. the highway will be fully closed in both directions until approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday, at which point the highway will reopen to one lane in each direction. The previously closed access points will reopen at 12:00 p.m. Sunday.

All lanes will fully reopen by 5:00 a.m. Monday.

You can keep abreast of the closures and their effect on traffic on the Queensway each morning Saturday and Sunday, with CFRA. We'll have live traffic reports every 10 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

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