LONGUEUIL, QC, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and
Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to remind motorists of
the continuation of paving work on the Champlain Bridge, as well as the
start of the work on Highway 15 over the next several weekends. 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
As of Friday, September 9 at 10 PM to Monday, September 12 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.
Access to the South Shore will be made quicker by the Bonaventure
Expressway since it enables motorists to avoid the Highway 15 worksite
during this period.
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. Motorists can also visit our blog, on Friday, September 9 as of 3:30
PM, in order to find out if the work will be taking place due to
forecasted weather conditions.
Let us remind you that the work that is taking place underneath the
bridge will continue over the next several weeks until the beginning of
winter. Since February, nearly 75 to 125 workers have been working
underneath the bridge every week, and this, without requiring any lane
closures. These workers are continuing with the repair work on the
beams, pillars and bridge pier caps, which is part of the 10 year-major
maintenance program launched in 2009.
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