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

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 6, 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 first 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:

Friday, May 9 to Saturday, May 10:

  • 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.
  • Closure of the left lane of A-15 between Exit 60 and the access ramp of Gaétan-Laberge Street to A-15 South, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Saturday, May 10 to Sunday, May 11:

  • 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.
  • Closure of the left lane of A-15 between Exit 60 and the access ramp of Gaétan-Laberge Street to A-15 South, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Monday, May 12 to Tuesday, May 13:

  • 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 the access ramp of Gaétan-Laberge Street to A-15 South (Champlain Bridge direction), from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Tuesday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 14 (closure back up):

  • 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 the access ramp of Gaétan-Laberge Street to A-15 South (Champlain Bridge direction), from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

This first phase will be maintain until the end of summer.

Important: note that this work may be postponed depending on weather conditions.

Reconstruction of Main Viaduct: lane deviation and reductions

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 beginning on May, 12.

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