/R E P E A T -- CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE TO BE AVOIDED: Major Roadwork Scheduled from Friday May 27 at 11 PM to Monday May 30 at 5 AM/

One southbound lane only and two northbound lanes
Three alternatives: Victoria Bridge, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and Honoré-Mercier Bridge

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 25, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to remind motorists that major roadwork will be taking place on the Champlain Bridge this weekend from Friday May 27 at 11 PM to Monday May 30 at 5 AM, in order to completely replace expansion joints. During this period, only one lane will be open towards the South Shore and two lanes towards Montreal, and this, during the entire weekend, both during the day and at night.

This major roadwork will have a considerable impact on traffic. Therefore, during this period, it is highly recommended that motorists avoid the Champlain Bridge and use the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the Victoria Bridge and even the Honoré-Mercier Bridge. In fact, the two lanes on the Victoria Bridge will exceptionally be opened southbound from 9 AM to 9 PM on the Saturday and Sunday to counter the closures on the Champlain Bridge. The Jacques-Cartier Bridge will also be able to open three lanes in one direction or the other depending on traffic flow.

Please note that the southbound lane that will be open to traffic on the Champlain Bridge will be narrower than usual, namely 3.3 meters. Trucks exceeding the allowed width will be asked to avoid the Champlain Bridge southbound.

Finally, we would like to remind motorists that this major roadwork will continue throughout the beginning of June, as well as in August and September. To find out about our upcoming spring and summer schedule, please visit: http://bit.ly/mPeTwc.

All efforts have been undertaken to complete the roadwork as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please also note that this roadwork could be rescheduled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

To obtain more details, to follow the progress of the roadwork or to obtain a schedule of upcoming closures (http://bit.ly/kJGA1g), please visit our blog: www.champlainbridge.ca.

SOURCE The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

For further information:

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

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


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