LONGUEUIL, QC, July 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and
Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) is reminding road users that
Phase 2 of the paving blitz on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge will resume
from Saturday, July 28 at 2 AM to Monday, July 30 at 8 AM. The goal is
to complete this major road work before the end of the construction
holidays in order to take advantage of the lighter traffic on the road
One lane will remain open in each direction during this period. Because
this roadwork depends on the weather, we invite you to visit our blog
regularly (www.jacquescartierbridge.ca) to ensure that the work is not rescheduled or postponed due to rain.
PJCCI is also reminding motorists that the fireworks at La Ronde will
take place on Friday, July 27. As usual, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge
will be open to pedestrians so they can watch the fireworks. From 8:30
PM to 11:30 PM, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge will therefore be completely
closed to traffic. The paving work will then start afterwards at 2 AM.
The Metro (yellow line), buses, bikes or carpooling are excellent
options for avoiding traffic during the roadwork, mainly during the
Monday morning rush hour. The bridge's bike path will also be open
during the road work and remains an excellent option. The Champlain,
Victoria and Honoré-Mercier Bridges and the Louis-Hyppolite-La Fontaine
Tunnel are also possible options for this weekend.
The first half of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge has been repaved over the
last several days. With the second phase of the work, which will start
this weekend, 5 traffic lanes of 2.5 km each will have been repaved in
less than 6 days. In total, nearly 4,800 tons of asphalt will have been
placed on the bridge over an area of 52,000 square feet. In order to
achieve such a challenge, over a hundred workers have been working day
and night on the bridge during the two work blitzes.
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