LONGUEUIL, QC, June 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to inform road users that the major work blitz will continue on the Champlain Bridge corridor over the coming weekend, beginning on the night of Friday, June 15. These works, contingent on the weather, will allow us to carry out paving work, repair the roadway and replace expansion joints.
Depending on the weather forecast, a notice will be published on our blog (www.champlainbridge.ca) at 3:30 p.m. this Friday to inform road users of the work scheduled for the weekend.
Between Friday, 10 p.m. to Monday, 5 a.m., only one lane will be open to circulation in each direction on Highway 15, between Atwater and L'Île-des-Sœurs Bridge. On the Champlain Bridge, two lanes will be open towards Montreal and one lane will be open towards the South Shore.
Just like the past weekends, it is important to note that during this period lane width will be reduced to 3 meters in both directions, on the Champlain Bridge corridor. Vehicles exceeding this width should take alternate routes.
Also note that during this period the exit ramp from the Champlain Bridge to Route 132 will be completely closed. Other ramps will also be closed on Highway 15, on the Montreal side of the bridge (full details on www.champlainbridge.ca).
Remember that these work blitzes could continue over the coming weekends depending on the progress of the scheduled road work. So far, two weekend work blitzes have taken place on the Champlain Bridge corridor.
Let us remind you that in order to reduce the amount of traffic hindrances, significant efforts have been made to concentrate work during spring, mostly over weekends. For example, last year there were 10 major weekend closures on the Champlain Bridge corridor, while this year the Corporation plans to have three to six major work weekends, depending on weather conditions, which is essentially twice as few.
To follow the work on the Champlain Bridge corridor, which is subject to changes according to weather conditions, road users are invited to regularly visit our blog www.champlainbridge.ca to plan their weekend trips.
For further information:
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Mobile: 514 294-1940
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775