Lachine bike path near Autoroute 15 to close until 2019

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

The sections that are both north and south of the canal will be closed

The Lachine Canal stretches across the southern edge of the Island of Montreal. (Radio-Canada)

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.

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.

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.