LONGUEUIL, QC, May 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that the third weekend work BLITZ in
the Champlain Corridor will take place from Friday, May 17, at 10 p.m.,
to Tuesday, May 21, at 5 a.m. This third BLITZ is especially important,
as by taking advantage of a three-day weekend to carry out intensive
work, we'll be able to save one weekend of work.
This weekend work BLITZ will also be the biggest of the year in the
Champlain Corridor and will be especially difficult for traffic.
Weather conditions will be very important during this period, as the
planned work will enable us to pave sections of the Champlain Bridge,
the A-15 and the Bonaventure Expressway. A notice will be posted on our
blog (www.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.
The installation of road signs will begin on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
towards the North and at 8:30 p.m. towards the South, causing the
closure of a first lane.
Here is the lane configuration for the weekend:
A-15: a single lane going North and South at the entrance to the Champlain
Bridge on the Montreal side until Atwater (including the île des Soeurs
Champlain Bridge: a single lane will be open towards the South Shore and two lanes will
be open towards Montreal
Bonaventure Expressway: a single lane will be open towards downtown Montreal and three lanes
will be open towards the Champlain Bridge
It is important to note that during this period the width of lanes on
the Champlain Bridge, the A-15 and the Bonaventure Expressway will be reduced to three metres in both directions. Trucks exceeding this width will have to take
Drivers are encouraged to avoid the Champlain Corridor and take the
Jacques Cartier, Victoria or Honoré Mercier Bridges, or the Louis
Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel, to access or leave the Island of
Several access and exit ramps on the bridge will also be closed during
this period. The work will be carried out in two phases; here is the
configuration of closed ramps per phase:
The speed limit on the network will be reduced to 50 km/h.
2013 Work Plan
A reminder that major work on the Champlain Corridor will take place
during intensive weekend BLITZES. This will involve several different
contractors working around the clock at various places on the bridge,
the A-15, and the Nuns' Island Bridge.
This work will occur over three to five weekends from late April to late
June, depending on weather conditions and how the work progresses. Once
again, this year's objective is to minimize the number of weekends
required to complete the projects.
The Corporation will take advantage of these weekends to repair the
roadway, carry out paving work and replace expansion joints.
Finally, the JCCBI work calendar for 2013 is available online on our blog: champlainbridge.ca.
SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
For further information:
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Cell: 514 294-1940
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775