Honoré-Mercier Bridge - cement work on the expansion joints of the La Prairie Ramp continue - Closure of the La Prairie on ramp (ramp 2) towards Montreal from Friday, June 3 at 9:30 AM to Saturday, June 4 at 5 AM

LONGUEUIL, QC, June 2, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ -The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) wish to announce the closure of ramp 2, the access ramp from La Prairie towards Montreal from Friday, June 3 at 9:30 AM to Saturday, June 4 at 5 AM. This closure enables the continuing of the cement work for the expansion joints of the new ramp that has been under construction since the end of March. The exit ramp to La Prairie will remain open to traffic.

Signage will indicate the detours for motorists to use during this period. To see the detour route, we invite you to consult the map towards Montreal - http://bit.ly/cefr3D. Traffic may be heavier between 3 PM and 7 PM, during afternoon rush hour on Friday.

Please note that repairs to this access ramp represent the last stage of the first contract begun as part of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge repairs. Currently, all the new prefabricated concrete deck panels have been put in position. Over the course of the following weeks, it will be necessary to install the new expansion joints, undertake the cement work on all the joints, complete the post-tension apron, and pave and add the painted markings of the lanes.

For further details, please visit the project blog at www.pontmercier.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pontmercier.

SOURCE THE JACQUES CARTIER AND CHAMPLAIN BRIDGES INCORPORATED

For further information:

Jean-Vincent Lacroix
Chief, Communications
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Cell: 514 249-1940
jlacroix@pjcci.ca

André Girard
Vice-President, Communications
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775
andre.girard@pontsfederaux.ca

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