/R E P E A T -- Complete closure of the A-15 at night - Replacement of the Main Viaduct at the Champlain Bridge exit/

LONGUEUIL,QC, April 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that the A-15, in Montreal at the Champlain Bridge exit, will be completely closed to traffic at night, in order to set up the preparatory phase of reconstruction work on the Main Viaduct.

These closures will require the implementation of a major detour and traffic on the A-15 will likely be much heavier during these periods.

Full details of the closures:

Thursday, May 1 to Friday, May 2:

  • Complete closure of the northbound A-15. Detour via Exit 60 of the A-15 North via the Bonaventure Expressway and A-720 west from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Friday, May 2 to Saturday, May 3:

  • Complete closure of the northbound A-15. Detour via Exit 58 of the A-15 North via the Bonaventure Expressway and A-720 west from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Complete closure of the access ramp from île des Sœurs to A-15 North from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Complete closure of the access ramp from Bonaventure Expressway to A-15 North via Exit 4 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Saturday, May 3 to Sunday, May 4:

  • Complete closure of the southbound A-15. Detour via Exit 60 of the A-15 South via the Bonaventure Expressway from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Complete closure of Gaétan-Laberge St. access ramp to A-15 South (towards the Champlain Bridge) from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Back up closures are also planned during the nights of May 4 and 5 depending on worksite mobilization and work progress.

Sunday, May 4 to Monday, May 5:

  • Complete closure of the northbound A-15. Detour via Exit 58 of the A-15 North via the Bonaventure Expressway and A-720 west from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Complete closure of the access ramp from île des Sœurs to A-15 North from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Complete closure of the access ramp from Bonaventure Expressway to A-15 North via Exit 4 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday, May 5 to Tuesday, May 6:

  • Complete closure of the southbound A-15. Detour via Exit 60 of the A-15 South via the Bonaventure Expressway from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Complete closure of Gaétan-Laberge St. access ramp to A-15 South (towards the Champlain Bridge) from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

These closures will be confirm on www.champlainbridge.ca. Other complete closures at night are also expected during the weeks to come for the sept up of the first phase.

Beginning of Main Viaduct Worksite

The reconstruction of the Main Viaduct will require occasional night closures to set up the various work phases, but will not result in any long-term closures on the A-15.

Many efforts have been made during the planning to maintain the same number of lanes currently open on the A-15, i.e. two lanes open per direction, while this work takes place.

However, mobilizing this worksite will require the current lane width to be reduced. As a result, motorists should expect lane reductions and lane deviation around the worksite on the A-15.

To better understand the work plan and the various worksite phases, we invite you to watch this video, which also shows the reconstruction of viaducts N and V.

SOURCE The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, Director, Communications, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232, Mobile: 514 294-1940, jlacroix@pjcci.ca ; Anne-Marie Braconnier, Advisor, Communications, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 465, Mobile: 514 292-4493, abraconnier@pjcci.ca