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Two more years of headaches at St. Charles exit

It will likely be two more years before there’s any relief to construction on the St. Charles Ave. exit of the Trans-Canada Highway in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

The city said its portion of the work on the highway is nearly complete, but that’s just the first phase.

France Lavoie, a spokesperson for the city, said the work being done is to make way for a new overpass to be built next year by Transport Quebec. The new overpass will join the old one to double the width of the roadway to four lanes.

While the new overpass will be built next year, as soon as that happens, the old one will be demolished and rebuilt, Lavoie said.

She added once the four-lane configuration is completed, there should be some relief to chronic traffic congestion.

However, St. Charles itself will never be widened to four lanes.

Lavoie recommends alternative routes to pass through the city, such as Harwood Blvd. or Highway 540.

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