LONGUEUIL, QC, May 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) Corporation CONFIRMS drivers that the second weekend work BLITZ
on the Champlain Corridor will begin Friday, May 3, at 10 p.m. and
continue until Monday, May 6, at 5 a.m.
The installation of road signs will begin this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
towards North and 8:30 p.m. towards South, causing the closure of a
During the weekend, a single lane on Highway 15 North and South located
at the entrance of the bridge on the Montreal side (including the île
des Sœurs Bridge), will be open. On the Champlain Bridge, only one lane
for Montreal bound traffic and two lanes for South Shore bound traffic
will be open.
No work is scheduled this weekend on the Bonaventure Expressway, which
could be a good alternative to access the Champlain Bridge when
arriving via Downtown Montreal.
It is important to note that during this period the width of lanes on
the A-15 and the Champlain Bridge will be reduced to 3 meters in both directions. Trucks exceeding this width will have to take
Drivers are encouraged to avoid the Champlain Corridor and take the
Jacques-Cartier, Victoria, or Honoré-Mercier Bridges or the
Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel to access or leave the Island of
Several access and exit ramps to access or exit the bridge will also be
closed during this period. We encourage you to consult our map to see all of the ramps that will be closed during the work. In addition, one of the two service lanes on Route 132 E. will be
closed over the weekend and the speed limit on the network will be
reduced to 50 km/h.
2013 Work Planning
A reminder that major work on the Champlain Corridor will take place
during intensive weekend BLITZES. This will involve several different
contractors working around the clock at various places on the bridge,
the A15, and the île des Sœurs Bridge.
This work will occur over three to five weekends from late April to late
June, depending on weather conditions and how the work progresses. Once
again, this year's objective is to minimize the number of weekends
required to complete the projects.
The Corporation will take advantage of these weekends to repair the
roadway, carry out paving work, and replace expansion joints.
Finally, the JCCBI work calendar for 2013 is available online on our blog: champlainbridge.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
The Federal Bridge Corporation