LONGUEUIL, QC, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and
Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to confirm the
continuation of paving work on the Champlain Bridge, as well as on
Highway 15 over this weekend, given the favourable weather conditions
that are predicted. The combined road obstructions on both the
Champlain Bridge and Highway 15 will allow for the maximization of work
on a same axis and take place during the same period. However, traffic
will be more difficult during this period and motorists are asked to
avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor and to opt for the Jacques-Cartier
and Victoria Bridges instead.
As of Friday, September 16 at 10 PM to Monday, September 19 at 5 AM, a
single Montreal bound lane and two South Shore bound lanes will be open
on the Champlain Bridge, whereas on Highway 15, a single lane will be
open in each direction between the Atwater and Nuns' Island exits.
Please also note that the work on Highway 15 will require the closure of
ramp P3 (entrance for Highway 15 South by Gaétan-Laberge Boulevard in
Verdun) and ramp O (entrance for Highway 15 South by exit 4 of the
Bonaventure Expressway) during this period.
For all details concerning the setting up of the worksite in the night
of Friday to Saturday and the modified work schedule for the next
several weekends, we invite you to visit our blog at www.champlainbridge.ca.
WORK ON A SECTION OF THE BONAVENTURE EXPRESSWAY
We also wish to inform motorists of work on the Bonaventure Expressway
in the area of Pierre-Dupuy Avenue (exit 2 on the Bonaventure Expressway), in order to pursue the
rehabilitation work started in May.
This work will require the complete closure of this section of the
Bonaventure Expressway in each direction from Friday, September 16 at
11 PM to Monday, September 19 at 5 AM with a detour via exit 2 of the
expressway and then via its service lane. We invite you to view the map
(http://bit.ly/bplZzT) showing the various closure scenarios. In this case, the closure that
will be taking place is scenario C.
REDUCING THE IMPACT
During these closures, we recommend that motorists use the Jacques
Cartier or Victoria Bridges. The Jacques Cartier Bridge will also be
able to open three lanes in one direction or the other depending on
traffic. However, please note that the Victoria Bridge will keep its usual configuration for next weekends, namely one lane in
With the partial and temporary closure of half of the Honoré-Mercier
Bridge, this repair work will have a considerable impact on traffic
over weekends. Mass transit, carpooling and public transport are
strongly recommended during this period.
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
Cell: 514 249-1940
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775