Honoré Mercier Bridge - Complete closure of Montreal bound lanes on Saturday, February 16, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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 necessary. 

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:

Jean-Vincent Lacroix
Director, Communications
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Mobile: 514 249-1940

André Girard
Vice-President, Communications
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775

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