/R E P E A T -- Champlain Corridor: Third BLITZ of major work on May 31 and June 1st, 2014/

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that the third Blitz of major work will take place in the Champlain Corridor, from Friday, May 30, at 9:00 p.m. to Monday, June 2, at 5:00 a.m.

This third 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, including the progress of the operation to remove the support beam (super beam) from the Champlain Bridge.

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.

Also note this work may be postponed due to weather conditions. A notice will be posted on our blog (champlainbridge.ca) on Friday at 3:30 p.m. according to the weather forecast to advise road users whether or not the work will take place.

Details of the closures in the Champlain Corridor

Speed limit on the network reduced to 50 km/h.

A-15

  • Two lanes open towards North
  • Two lanes open towards South

Île des Sœurs Bridge

  • Two lanes open towards Montréal
  • One lane open toward South Shore

Champlain Bridge

  • Two lanes open towards Montréal
  • One lane open towards South Shore

Access ramps and exits CLOSED

  • Access ramp to A-15 South coming from Gaétan-Laberge Bl. closed
  • Exit 4 of A-Bonaventure (Champlain Bridge direction) to A-15 South and North closed

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.

It is important to note that the lane width will be reduced to 3 meters during this period on the Champlain and île des Sœurs Bridges towards the South Shore. Trucks that require wider lanes will have to use alternate routes.

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): OPEN
  • A-15 South (Exit 57-S): CLOSED

From île des Sœurs to:

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

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