/R E P E A T -- CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE: MAJOR ROADWORK POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS/

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to advise motorists that major roadwork scheduled for this weekend will be postponed due to weather conditions. The complete replacement of the expansion joints will proceed over the upcoming weekends. Our initial schedule has been modified in order to incorporate the delayed work and adjust the sequence of closures.

Please note that the configuration of the Victoria Bridge remain unchanged, with one lane open in each direction over the weekend.

Adjusted schedule

Here is an adjusted schedule of the main weekend closures. In each case, we have listed the NUMBER OF OPEN LANES in each direction.

Complete replacement of the expansion joints (4 weekends in May and June):

  1. Form Friday, May 13 at 11 PM to Monday, May 16 at 5 AM: COMPLETED
  2. From Friday, May 20 at 11 PM to Monday, May 23 at 5 AM: COMPLETED
    • From Friday, May 27 at 10 PM to Monday, May 30 at 5 AM: POSTPONED
  3. From Friday, June 3 at 10 PM to Monday, June 6 at 5 AM: 1 lane northbound / 2 lanes southbound 
  4. From Friday, June 17 at 10 PM to Monday, June 20 at 5 AM: 2 lanes northbound / 1 lane southbound

Paving (4 weekends in August):

  1. From Friday, August 5 at 10 PM to Monday, August 8 at 5 AM: 2 lanes northbound / 1 land southbound
  2. From Friday, August 12 at 10 PM to Monday, August 15 at 5 AM: 1 lane northbound / 2 lanes southbound
  3. From Friday, August 19 at 10 PM to Monday, August 22 at 5 AM: 1 lane northbound / 2 lanes southbound
  4. From Friday, August 26 at 10 PM to Monday, August 29 at 5 AM: 2 lanes northbound / 1 lane southbound
    • From Friday, September 2 at 10 PM to Monday, September 5 at 5 AM: reserved in case of rain

Highway 15 - Viaduct East (3 weekends in September):

  • Schedule to follow

Please also note that this major roadwork will occur at the beginning of June to complete replacement of the expansion joints as well as in August and September to complete paving. To find out more about upcoming plans for spring and fall, please consult this link: http://bit.ly/anpCZG.

For further information, to follow the progress of the roadwork or to consult the schedule of upcoming closures (http://bit.ly/kJGA1g); we invite you to consult our blog at: www.champlainbridge.ca.

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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