Champlain Corridor: confirmation of the second BLITZ of major work, May 24 and 25, 2014

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to confirm to road users that the second Blitz of major work will take place in the Champlain Corridor, from Friday, May 23, at 9:00 p.m. to Monday, May 25, at 5:00 a.m.

This second weekend of major work of the 2014 season will allow us to work day and night on various projects on the île des Sœurs Bridge and the Champlain Bridge. Work on the A-15 have been postponed and the A-15 will be open both directions as usual.

As the work planned on the Champlain Bridge will occur towards Montréal and not the South-Shore, the configuration of lanes for this Blitz will not allow us to complete the removal of the super beam. This operation will take place later in another spring Blitz. Consult our 2014 Work Calendar.

Road users are encouraged to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor, where traffic will be particularly heavy, and instead use the Jacques-Cartier, Victoria or Honoré-Mercier Bridges, as well as the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel, to access or leave the island of Montreal.

Details of the closures in the Champlain Corridor

A-15

  • North : Two lanes opened
  • South : Two lanes opened

Île des Sœurs Bridge

  • One lane opened towards Montréal
  • One lane opened toward South Shore

Champlain Bridge

  • One lane opened towards Montréal
  • One lane opened towards South Shore

Access ramps and exits CLOSED

  • Access ramp to Champlain Bridge coming from Route 132 (East and West) CLOSED
  • Exit 60 of A-15 North to A-Bonaventure and Verdun CLOSED

Victoria Bridge

  • One lane per direction for the Week-end
  • Exception: two lanes towards the South Shore Sunday, 10 p.m. to midnight

Since no road work is planned this weekend for A-Bonaventure in both directions, this highway is an excellent choice to get to Montréal or the Champlain Bridge.

It is important to note that the lane width will be reduced to 3 meters during this period on the A-15 in both directions. Trucks that require wider lanes will have to use alternate routes.

We invite you to refer to our presentation to see all the access and exit ramps that will be closed while this work takes place, as well as the detours that will be set up. The speed limit on the network will be reduced to 50 km/h.

For île des Sœurs residents

For residents of île des Sœurs, we strongly recommend to take the A-Bonaventure to leave or to access the island.

Details of the access for l'île des Sœurs:

Access to île des Sœurs coming from:

  • Champlain Bridge / A-15 North (Exit 57): OPEN
  • A-Bonaventure (Exit 5): OPEN
  • A-15 South (Exit 57-N and 57-S): OPEN

From île des Sœurs to:

  • Champlain Bridge / A-15 South: OPEN
  • A-Bonaventure: OPEN
  • A-15 North: CLOSED

Keep in touch with our work by consulting our blog pontchamplain.ca or follow us on Twitter.

 

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