Tunnel Louis-H. Lafontaine: Quebec does not rule out banning solo cars

Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press

QUEBEC — The Legault government does not rule out prohibiting access to the Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel, in the metropolitan area, to motorists traveling alone.

The Minister of Transport, Geneviève Guilbault, says she is not ruling anything out with a view to the prolonged partial closure of the tunnel for work, starting next Monday in the metropolitan area.

She was reacting on Wednesday to a suggestion from the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Michel Leblanc, to limit the monster traffic jams to be expected on this nerve center.

He therefore proposed to limit access to carpooling, public transit and trucks.

In a press conference on Wednesday after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, Geneviève Guilbault said that for the moment, the authorities are not yet at the stage where they are going to ban anything.

But she added that we cannot exclude anything, that it will be evolutionary and that we will have to adapt.

The minister made it clear that she wants to trust people first.

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