Mercier Bridge - Site Work from May 29 to June 1 - Closure of Ramp 2 - Access Ramp to and from La Prairie



    LONGUEUIL, QC, May 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain
Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)
wish to inform the public of the closure, in two phases, of ramp 2; more
specifically, the access ramps to and from La Prairie from Friday May 29, in
the evening, to Monday June 1, in the morning.
    Firstly, the access ramp to the bridge from La Prairie will be completely
closed from 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May
30. In addition, the left lane of the ramp to La Prairie will also be closed.
    The second phase will consist in the complete closure of the ramp to La
Prairie from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, until 5 :00 a.m. on Monday, June
1. In addition, the left lane of the access ramp from La Prairie will be
closed.
    Road signs will inform motorists of alternate routes to be used for the
time of the repair work. During the first phase, motorists coming from La
Prairie will take the ramp connecting Route 132 to Route 138. The Route 207
exit (chemin St-Isidore) will allow them to get back on Route 138 in the
opposite direction, and access the bridge by the access ramp from Châteauguay.
    During the second phase of the repair work, motorists will go the
opposite way. They will take the ramp to Châteauguay, and head towards La
Prairie using the Route 207 exit (chemin St-Isidore), which will take them
back in the opposite direction on Route 138 towards Route 132 and La Prairie.
    This site work is part of the Mercier Bridge rehabilitation project. It
will enable the installation of work platforms under the access ramp to the
bridge from Châteauguay (ramp 4).
    Also, please note that the overhead clearance under ramp 4 will decrease
to 3.9 meters starting at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, for motorists coming
from La Prairie taking the access ramp to the bridge. For the next several
months, trucks that are higher than the overhead clearance will have to use
the recommended alternate route namely by Route 138 and the Route 207 exit.

    For more information, please visit our blog at: www.mercierbridge.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, AGC Communications, (514)
849-7000, ext. 230, Cell: (514) 249-1940, jvl@agccom.com; Source: André
Girard, Vice-President, Communications, The Federal Bridge Corporation, (450)
468-5775, andre.girard@pontsfederaux.ca

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