Champlain BRIDGE TO BE AVOIDED: Major Roadwork towards the South Shore Scheduled from Friday, June 17 at 10 PM to Monday, June 20 at 5 AM

Three alternatives: Victoria Bridge, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and Honoré-Mercier Bridge

LONGUEUIL, QC, June 14, 2011 /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, June 17 at 10 PM to Monday, June 20 at 5 AM, in order to complete the replacement of the expansion joints. During this period, only one lane will be open towards the South Shore and two lanes towards Montreal, and this, during the entire weekend, both during the day and at night.

SET-UP OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE
Please note that the set-up will necessitate closure of one of three lanes in both directions starting at 9 PM, Friday, June 17 and closure of two of three lanes also in both directions from 10 PM to 2 AM in order to set up the construction site for the weekend. Therefore, there will only be one lane open in each direction from 10 PM, Friday, June 17 to 2 AM, Saturday, June 18. Subsequently the "two lanes open towards Montreal, one lane open towards the South Shore" configuration will be in place until Monday at 5 AM.

REDUCING THE IMPACT
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 southbound from 9 AM to 9 PM on the 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 southbound 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 southbound.

CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE - UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Please note that during the month of July, we will avoid major closings of the bridge it-self, but that work will nevertheless continue underneath the structure, either on the pillars, concrete beams or bridge pier cap.

Subsequently, major closures will resume in August in order to complete paving and in September on Highway 15. To find out more about the complete upcoming schedule for spring and summer, please consult the following link: http://bit.ly/ijDiMk.

Every effort has been made to complete this roadwork as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please also note that the roadwork may be rescheduled due to unfavourable weather conditions.

To obtain more details, to follow the progress of the roadwork or to obtain a schedule of upcoming closures, 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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