LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and
Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to announce the
complete closure of the Montreal bound lanes of the Honoré Mercier
Bridge on Saturday, February 16, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This closure is necessary to carry out repairs on the federal section of
the bridge's roadway. The repairs are located at the junction between
the two Montreal bound lanes, making it impossible to keep either one
open while the work is carried out. It is also difficult and unsafe to
run traffic in the opposite direction during the winter on the upriver
bridge, as weather conditions may make snow and ice removal operations
The section that needs repair is currently covered by a steel plate and
it is impossible to maintain this situation till the springtime.
Everything is in place to carry out the entire operation in a single
day (Saturday, February 16) in order to limit impacts on traffic.
It is important to note that the bridge's two South Shore bound lanes
will remain open during this period.
During this closure, road users are encouraged to use the Champlain,
Victoria or Jacques Cartier Bridges, or the new section of Autoroute
30, to get to Montreal.
Please note this closure may be rescheduled according to weather conditions.
For more information, please visit our blog at: www.pontmercierbridge.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
Mobile: 514 249-1940
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775