More Montreal traffic cops on the streets than last summer

Global News

ABOVE WATCH: Up to 250 traffic cops will work the Montreal streets at any given time this summer – that’s up from 150 in 2014. Global’s Sarah Volstad reports.

MONTREAL – It hasn’t gone unnoticed: this summer, Montreal intersections seem to be plagued with traffic cops.

“You have to understand that there’s a lot of major works going on,” said Andre Durocher, Montreal Police traffic spokesperson.

“A lot of major sites.”

Construction contracts and road closures are all contributing to the city’s traffic problem.

It’s also giving police officers a lot of extra work.

“The good news with that is it makes the city safer,” said Durocher.

“We’ve had incidents where officers were there to do traffic at an intersection and…

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