Champlain Bridge: Final Work Blitz this Weekend
Nov 03, 2015, 08:30 ET
LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to inform road users that the final major work blitz at the Champlain Bridge is scheduled for this upcoming weekend. This blitz is part of a three-leg series to install modular trusses under the bridge to support the edge girders and ensure safe passage for our users until the new Champlain Bridge opens.
This weekend, four modular trusses will be installed on the downstream side of the Champlain Bridge, near Nuns' Island. Because clearance is insufficient to allow the work to be done from the river these trusses will be installed from the bridge deck, which will lead to lane closures.
The work will be done over the weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to minimize the effect on traffic. On this occasion, Signature on the Saint Lawrence Group and the Ministère des Transports du Québec will use this time to carry out other work.
BLITZ 3: Weekend of November 7–8, 2015
- Complete closure of the Champlain Bridge to Montreal–bound traffic
- Complete closure of A-15 North until exit 61 towards Atwater Avenue
- Left lane closed on A-15 South between exit 61 towards Atwater Avenue and the Nuns' Island bypass bridge
- Closure of access ramps to the Champlain Bridge from Highway 132 and A-10 West
- Closure of the access ramp from Bonaventure Expressway to A-15 North (detour via Verdun)
BLITZ 2: Completed!
Two modular trusses will be installed under the auxiliary girders that straddle Highway 132 in Brossard; check out images and video of the work.
BLITZ 1: Completed!
Four modular trusses were installed on the upstream side of the Champlain Bridge; check out images and video of the work.
The work is being closely coordinated with our transportation and public safety partners, both provincial and municipal. The Honoré-Mercier, Victoria, and Jacques-Cartier bridges as well as the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Tunnel will be available to compensate for the closures on the Champlain Bridge. Work site signage and variable message signs will detail closures and detours. The police will also be present throughout those weekends.
The JCCBI advises users to plan their trips in advance and consider other itineraries in order to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as much as possible. Maps showing the closures and detours for each blitz are available online.
The work may be delayed due to weather conditions. Consult our blog in the days before each blitz to check whether the work will be going ahead: ChamplainBridge.ca.
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is a federal Crown corporation responsible for managing major infrastructure works, including the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the federal sections of the Bonaventure Expressway and Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel. JCCBI manages, maintains, and repairs these important Greater Montreal structures to ensure the safe passage of thousands of users every day.
SOURCE The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
For further information: Julie Paquet, Director, Communications, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Office: 450-651-8771, ext. 232 / Cell: 514-458-6925, [email protected]
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