Drivers planning to spend Thanksgiving in the Montreal-area can expect a long weekend full of traffic headaches. 

Transport Quebec is planning for a slew of roadwork and repairs over the next few days.

Transport Quebec spokesman, Jacques Nadeau, said even though it's a long weekend it's better to do the work now instead of during the week.

"The winter is coming so we're trying to do as much work as we can while the climate is collaborating with us," Nadeau said.

Disruptions are also planned for public transit in the region. The AMT - Montreal's metropolitain transit agency - is asking commuters to take the bus instead of the train as it works on track maintenance. 

As a result of the work, the AMT's Vaudreuil-Hudson line will be out of service on Saturday and Sunday. The Deux-Montagnes line will also be shut down until early Tuesday morning as workers prepare for the future trian line to Mascouche. 

Road closures on the island of Montreal:


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Here are the details:

  • ​​Turcot interchange
    • Closure of Highway 15 southbound (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Sat. 8 a.m., Sat 11:59 p.m. - Sun. 8 a.m.)​
    • Closure of Highway 720 westbound ramp for Highway 15 south (Fri. 11:30 p.m. to Sat. 8 a.m., Sat 11:30 p.m. - Sun. 8 a.m.)​
  • Décarie interchange 
    • Closure of Highway 15 northbound ramp for Highway 40 west (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Sat. 7 a.m.)​
    • Closed access to Marcel-Laurin Boulevard from Highway 15 north (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Sat. 7 a.m.)
  • Saint-Pierre interchange
    • Closure of Highway 138 eastbound ramp for Highway 20 west (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Mon. 2 p.m.)
  • Highway 138
    • Closure of eastbound Highway 138 entrance from Clément Street (Fri. 11:30 p.m. - Mon. 2 p.m.)
  • Laurentian interchange
    • Closure of Highway 15 southbound ramp for Highway 40 west (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Mon. 1 p.m.)​
    • Closure of Highway 40 westbound ramp for Highway 15 north (Mon. 12:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.)
  • Highway 15
    • Partial closure of Highway 15 southbound (1 lane open) between Cartier Boulevard in Laval and Salaberry Street in Montreal (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Sat. 7 a.m., Sat. 11:30 p.m. - Sun. 8 a.m., Sun. 11:30 p.m. - Mon. 8 a.m.)
    • Closure of Highway 15 southbound between exit 4-E for Salaberry Street east and Highway 40 (Overnight Fri. to Sat. from 12:30 a.m. - 7 a.m., Sat. 11:30 p.m. - Sun. 8 a.m., Sun. 11:59 p.m. - Mon. 8 a.m.)
    • Closure of Highway 15 northbound between exit 2 for l'Acadie Boulevard / Henri-Bourassa Boulevard / Sauvé Street and the entrance from Salaberry Street east (Mon. 1 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.)
  • Highway 20
    • Partial closure of Highway 20 eastbound (1 lane open) between Highway 520 and Highway 13 (Fri. 11 p.m. - Sat. 7:30 a.m.) 
    • Partial closure of Highway 20 westbound (1 lane open) between St-Pierre Avenue and 1re Avenue (Fri. 10 p.m. - Sat. 5 a.m.) 
  • Highway 40
    • Partial closure of Highway 40 westbound and eastbound (1 lane open in each direction) near Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East (Sat. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m)
    • Closure of Highway 40 westbound between exit 70 for A-15 north / Highway 117 / Laval/ Rockland road / M.-Laurin Boulevard and the next entrance on the west of the Décarie interchange (Sat. 1 a.m. - Sun. 1 p.m.)
      • 1 lane will remain open westbound to allow drivers access to Highway 15 southbound.
    • ​Closure of entrance to Highway 15 from St-Laurent Boulevard (Fri. 11:59 p.m. - Sun. 1 p.m.)
  • Highway 720
    • Closure of Notre-Dame Street West in both directions between Monk Boulevard and St-Rémi Street (Fri. 10 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m.)
  • Highway 13 and Highway 40 interchange
    • Closure of Highway 40 westbound ramp for Highway 13 north and south (Sat. 9 p.m. - Sun. 9 a.m.)