A section of the Lachine Canal bike path west of Atwater Ave. will be closed until 2019.

Construction begins this month on the stretch of path situated south of the canal, which passes under Autoroute 15.

Construction will spread to the northern side in the fall.

2016 to 2019 lachine bike path closure

Sections of the bike path near Autoroute 15 to close for 3 years. (Transport Quebec)

Transport Quebec says a detour will be installed for cyclists on the northern Lachine Canal path.

The city councillor in the Sud-Ouest borough, Craig Sauvé, expressed disappointment that cyclists in the area would be impacted, calling it "bad news." 

Some construction is already underway in the Sud-Ouest. It's all part of the new Turcot project.

Turcot lachine canal

In this image, yellow represents the current construction zone and green is a temporary wall that's been installed. (Transport Quebec)

Work on the Lachine Canal bike path will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.