Transport Quebec says the dislodging of a 3-foot-long piece of concrete, that fell from the Turcot Interchange Tuesday afternoon, will have no last effect on the structure itself.
Down below, however, that’s a different story.
Under the interchange, next to the Centre Gadbois just of St. Jacques in the Sud-Ouest borough, small pieces of jagged concrete and dust huddle around the base of a lampost, its light fixture sheared right off by a piece of falling concrete.
Transport Quebec says the concrete was only cosmetic, meant to cover and protect the rebar from the elements.
At street level, however, it’s best to keep your head up.
Transport Quebec spokesperson Mario St. Pierre says work crews are going around searching for loose or crumbling pieces of cosmetic concrete and removing them.
However, tt’s going to take time and St. Pierre warns vibrations from the traffic could dislodge another piece from any road structure so there’s no guarantee this won’t happen again.