Fall 2014 BLITZ on the Champlain Bridge: COMPLETE closure in one direction on the Champlain Bridge - Details about the first weekend of work

LONGUEUIL, QC, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to inform road users that one direction on the Champlain Bridge will be FULLY CLOSED throughout the work blitzes scheduled for this fall, from October 3 to October 6, 2014, and October 17 to October 20, 2014, from 10:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday.   

During these two work blitzes, workers will connect the new Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge to the current Champlain Bridge corridor. Construction of the new bridge began in August 2013 and it will officially enter into service once the connections are finalized. Crews will also replace eight expansion joints on the Champlain Bridge's deck and pave viaducts on the A-15 South.

To reduce the number of traffic hindrances as much as possible, the JCCBI will consolidate all the work scheduled for this fall (initially planned to take place over four or five weekends – view the original schedule) into two weekend blitzes. These endeavours represent the most significant work to ever take place on weekends on the Champlain Bridge, they also represent a huge logistical challenge. 

Road users should use the Bonaventure Expressway to reach Île des Sœurs and the South Shore during the first weekend work blitz, from October 3 to October 6.

On that weekend, both lanes on the Victoria Bridge will be open in the direction of Montreal. The fifth lane on the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be open as needed in either direction. Major work on the Bonaventure Expressway will also be coordinated accordingly.

Police services will also be on-site during the work to help ease traffic, which will be difficult during these periods.

Weekend of October 4 and 5: Details about closures in the Champlain Corridor

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

A-15

  • North Direction > COMPLETE CLOSURE
  • South Shore Direction > 1 lane out of 2 open

Île des Sœurs Bridge

  • North Direction > COMPLETE CLOSURE
  • South Shore Direction > 2 lanes out of 3 open

Champlain Bridge

  • Montréal Direction > COMPLETE CLOSURE
  • South Shore Direction > 2 lanes out of 3 open

A-Bonaventure

  • Downtown Montréal Direction > Service road open via Exit 2
  • Champlain Bridge Direction > 2 lanes out of 3 open

CLOSED access and exit ramps

  • Access ramp from highway 132 East and West toward Montréal Closed
  • Exit ramp for Exit 58 on the A-15 North to A-Bonaventure Closed
  • Exit ramp for Exit 60 on the A-15 North to A-Bonaventure and Verdun Closed
  • AT NIGHT : Exit ramp for Exit 60 on the A-15 South to A-BonaventureClosed

Important: lane width will be reduced to 3 metres during this period on the A-15 South between Wellington and île des Sœurs Bridge. Trucks that exceed this width are advised to use alternate routes.

View our presentation for more information about the access and exit ramps scheduled to close during the work and any detours that have been put in place.   

This map also points out all open and closed access ramps and this map is locating the other bridges to take.

For residents of Île des Sœurs

The details of each point of access for Île des Sœurs are as follows: 

Access to Île des Sœurs from:

  • Champlain Bridge / A-15 North (Exit 57): CLOSED
  • A-Bonaventure (Exit 5): OPEN
  • A-15 South (Exit 57-N): CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 11 PM TO OCTOBER 20, 5 AM (detour by Exit 57-S)
  • A-15 South (Exit 57-S): OPEN

From Île des Sœurs to:

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

To see the REAL-TIME progress of this large-scale worksite, visit this webpage developed for the new bridge. A video of all the work carried out in the last 24 hours is also uploaded every day.

Please be advised that work could be delayed due to weather conditions. A notice will be published on our blog (champlainbridge.ca) on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in light of weather forecasts to inform commuters if the work will go ahead as planned.

Follow the project's progress on our blog at champlainbridge.ca or follow us on Twitter.

 

SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, Director, Communications, Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI), Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232, Cell: 514 249-1940, jlacroix@pjcci.ca; Anne-Marie Braconnier, Advisor, Communications, Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI), Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 465, Cell: 514 292-4493, abraconnier@pjcci.ca

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