Longueuil, QC, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) announce the closure of one lane in each direction on the Honoré Mercier Bridge from Friday, September 12, 10 p.m. to Monday, September 15, 5 a.m.
The access ramp from La Prairie towards Montréal (Ramp 2) and the access ramp from Airlie Street towards the South Shore (except for buses) will also be closed during that period. The other access ramps will stay open.
Preparatory work for this project will require the closure of one lane out of two of the Montréal direction, on the Honoré Mercier Bridge the night of September 10, 2014, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. During this phase, the access ramps from La Prairie and Châteauguay will be closed alternatively. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, the closure will be postponed until the next day, September 11, 2014, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
On JCCBI side, this weekend closure of September 13 and 14, 2014 will allow the contractor to continue to complete intensive, round-the-clock reinforcement work on the steel structure of the Seaway section in preparation for the rehabilitation of its concrete deck next year.
On MTQ side, the replacement of structural elements will occurred under the bridge. This work will continue from Friday, September 19, 10 p.m. to Monday, September 22, 5 a.m.
Drivers can use the Champlain Bridge as an alternative, since no major closures are planned there for the Labour Day weekend.
Details of closures for the weekend of September 14 and 15, 2014
- One lane open towards Montréal
- One lane open towards the South Shore
- Access ramp from Airlie Street towards the South Shore closed
- Access ramp from La Prairie towards Montréal closed
For additional information on work and closures, visit the project blog, mercierbridge.ca or the web site quebec511.info.
Remind that the Honoré-Mercier is under both provincial and federal jurisdictions. For more information, take a look at the Ministère des Transports du Québec's (MTQ) web page and at the Jacques Cartier Champlain Bridges Incorporated's (JCCBI) web site.
SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, Director of Communications, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Office: 450-651-8771, extension 232/Cellular: 514-249-1940, firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne-Marie Braconnier, Communications Advisor, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Office: 450-651-8771, extension 465/Cellular: 514-292-4493, email@example.com; Ministère des Transports, Tel. : 450 698-3400, Toll free : 1-866-817-9848