LONGUEUIL, QC, July 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that maintenance work will once
again take place this year on the Jacques Cartier Bridge during the
construction holiday. Several different work projects will be
concentrated on both the bike path and bridge approaches.
During this period, from Sunday, July 21, at 2 a.m., to Monday, August
5, at 5 a.m., one lane out of five will be closed to traffic day and
night. Two lanes will be kept open in each direction on the bridge.
Rush hour periods will be more difficult while this work takes place and
road users are encouraged to favour the metro's yellow line as well as
the bus to travel. Trains on the yellow line will have additional cars
in order to meet demand during this period.
The work will then continue over two to four weekends during the summer
and fall in order to be completed.
Complete and partial closure of the bike path
During the construction holiday (July 21 to August 5), the bike path
(west side of the bridge) will be entirely closed to pedestrians and
cyclists. A detour will be set up along the sidewalk (east side of the
bridge) during those two weeks.
The section of the bike path on the South Shore side will also be closed
from August 19 to September 15 (around four weeks). During this period,
cyclists will be required to use the stairs located at St-Charles
Street in Longueuil to access or exit the path. The bike path will be
completely opened between those two periods.
Night closures for worksite mobilization
Night closures will take place on Friday (11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.),
Saturday (00:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and Sunday (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) nights on
the Jacques Cartier Bridge for the mobilization worksite.
During this period, one lane towards the South Shore and two lanes
towards Montreal will be open. Some closures will also occur on the
South Shore ramps.
In addition, it is very important to note that from midnight to 5 a.m.
on the night of Sunday to Monday, the access to Jacques Cartier Bridge
by Papineau Street North in Montréal will be completely closed. A
detour will be set up to allow access to the bridge by Papineau Street
Numerous work activities at the bridge approaches
This work is necessary to replace the concrete guardrails on the side of
the bike path, to reconfigure the Taschereau Boulevard off-ramp, to
pave the bridge's road approaches on both the Montreal and South Shore
sides, to seal the entire bike path, to move the street lamps and
signal structures from their current position on the south section of
the bike path, as well as to repair the paving of this section of the
To follow our work, we invite you to visit www.jacquescartierbridge.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: 514 249-1940