LONGUEUIL, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) is proud to confirm the success of the two fall work blitzes that were carried out on the Champlain Bridge corridor. In fact, the JCCBI has met all of its objectives for the major works on Champlain Bridge and the elaborate operation connecting the new Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge.
These two blitzes represent the most significant work to ever take place during a weekend on the Champlain Bridge corridor. This success was made possible thanks to an optimization of construction techniques, in-depth planning, and exhaustive logistical preparations.
During the two blitzes, crews replaced eight expansion joints on Champlain Bridge, twice as many as last year. The blitzes also allowed workers to connect the new Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge to the current network. Construction of the new bridge began in August 2013 and it opened to traffic ahead of schedule.
In order to limit the hindrances on traffic, JCCBI was able to consolidate all the work initially scheduled for five weekends into two weekend blitzes.
JCCBI wishes to thank the workers and contractors involved for their hard work during these blitzes, especially since weather conditions were not always optimal. Because these major work operations required significant collaborative work, JCCBI also wishes to thank its partners for their collaboration during these blitzes. At the height of the operations, up to six worksites were set up at the same time in the small Champlain Bridge corridor. Hundreds of workers were on site 24 hours a day to help the JCCBI accomplish its goals.
Finally, JCCBI wants to thank commuters in Greater Montreal for their patience and for their efforts in avoiding the Champlain Bridge area during these major road works that have allowed the new bridge to be inaugurated.
Images of the new Bypass Bridge
During these major operations, the JCCBI endeavoured to constantly communicate with commuters. Several explanatory videos were made to showcase the construction carried out on Champlain Bridge and on the worksite of the new Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge. These videos can be seen at any time.
- Construction of a new bridge in 150 seconds
- Connecting the new bypass bridge
- Environmental measures: part 1 and part 2
- A portrait of the new bridge project
SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
For further information: Source: Jean-Vincent Lacroix , Director, Communications, Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI), Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232, Cell: 514 249-1940, [email protected]; Anne-Marie Braconnier, Advisor, Communications, Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI), Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 465, Cell: 514 292-4493, [email protected]