CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE TO BE AVOIDED: Major Roadwork Scheduled from Friday, May 20 at 11PM to Monday, May 23 at 5 AM

One northbound lane only and two southbound lanes
Three alternatives: Victoria Bridge, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and Honoré-Mercier Bridge

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to remind motorists that major roadwork will be taking place on the Champlain Bridge this weekend from Friday, May 20 at 11 PM to Monday, May 23 at 5 AM, in order to completely replace expansion joints. During this period, only one lane will be open towards Montreal and two lanes towards the South Shore, and this, during the entire weekend, both during the day and at night.

This major roadwork will have a considerable impact on traffic. Therefore, during this period, it is highly recommended that motorists avoid the Champlain Bridge and use the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the Victoria Bridge and even the Honoré-Mercier Bridge. In fact, the two lanes on the Victoria Bridge will exceptionally be opened northbound from 9 AM to 9 PM on Saturday and Sunday to counter the closures on the Champlain Bridge. The Jacques-Cartier Bridge will also be able to open three lanes in one direction or the other depending on traffic flow.

Please note that the northbound lane that will be open to traffic on the Champlain Bridge will be narrower than usual, namely 3.3 meters. Trucks exceeding the allowed width will be asked to avoid the Champlain Bridge northbound.

Finally, we would like to remind motorists that this major roadwork will continue throughout the month of May and beginning of June, as well as in August and September. To find out about our upcoming spring and summer schedule, please visit: http://bit.ly/mPeTwc.

All efforts have been undertaken to complete the roadwork as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please also note that this roadwork could be rescheduled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

To obtain more details, to follow the progress of the roadwork or to obtain a schedule of upcoming closures (http://bit.ly/kJGA1g), please visit our blog: www.champlainbridge.ca.

SOURCE THE JACQUES CARTIER AND CHAMPLAIN BRIDGES INCORPORATED

For further information:

Jean-Vincent Lacroix
Chief, Communications
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Cell: 514 249-1940
jlacroix@pjcci.ca

André Girard
Vice-President, Communications
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775
andre.girard@pontsfederaux.ca

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