The Member for Vaudreuil, Marie-Claude Nichols, is calling for the launch of a pilot project proposed by the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, namely, the reconfiguration of the ramp leading from Highway 30 West to the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge.
The closure of the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge last May revealed the major traffic challenges faced by the population of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Faced with the urgent need to put in place viable solutions, Mrs. Nichols wonders because, according to her, easily achievable solutions, which are unanimous and which are quick, are not adopted by the government.
“For this section, it would suffice to modify the lines adding a lane on the part of Autoroute 30 crossing Autoroute 40. This would avoid the congestion which pushes motorists to take a detour in the streets of Vaudreuil-Dorion, during rush hour”, explains Marie-Claude Nichols.
This reconfiguration demanded by the municipal administration and the Member would considerably reduce the congestion problems on the secondary road network, since it would make it possible to double the lanes on the ramp leading to the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge and thus avoid traffic jams.
“For several years now, I have requested the modification of the road markings on Highway 30, at the junction of Highway 40. The width of the access ramp allows for the creation of two traffic lanes. Just paint lines! A quick and easy solution that would have a significant impact on traffic congestion in this sector. This adjustment was made on a temporary basis by the Ministry of Transportation when the Pont Galipeault was closed during the 2017 floods. I strongly support our MP’s request that this change be made as soon as possible. The future hospital will bring more vehicles to these roads. It is important to act now”, said the mayor of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Guy Pilon.
“Adding a lane to the ramp is definitely a viable and easily achievable solution in the short term. In addition to improving the flow of traffic, it would increase the safety of everyone, especially in residential areas of the city”, concludes the MP.