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Transport officials in Quebec are hoping a Montreal tunnel that has been closed since a massive chunk of concrete smashed onto a highway will reopen by Monday.

That's when Quebec's traditional construction holidays end and traffic in Montreal will become far busier than it has been in the last two weeks.

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Speaking in Montreal this morning, Transport Minister Sam Hamad said he hopes the tunnel on the Ville-Marie Expressway can reopen as soon as possible.

A 2008 engineering report released this week warned the tunnel was in a "critical" state and had become dangerous to users.

Mr. Hamad said today the collapse of a 25-ton chunk of concrete last Sunday was related to construction work that was taking place at the time.

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