Three alternatives: Victoria Bridge, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and
LONGUEUIL, QC, June 14, 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, June 17 at 10 PM to Monday, June 20 at 5 AM, in order to complete the replacement of the 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.
SET-UP OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE
Please note that the set-up will necessitate closure of one of three
lanes in both directions starting at 9 PM, Friday, June 17 and closure
of two of three lanes also in both directions from 10 PM to 2 AM in
order to set up the construction site for the weekend. Therefore, there
will only be one lane open in each direction from 10 PM, Friday, June
17 to 2 AM, Saturday, June 18. Subsequently the "two lanes open towards
Montreal, one lane open towards the South Shore" configuration will be
in place until Monday at 5 AM.
REDUCING THE IMPACT
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
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.
CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE - UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Please note that during the month of July, we will avoid major closings
of the bridge it-self, but that work will nevertheless continue
underneath the structure, either on the pillars, concrete beams or
bridge pier cap.
Subsequently, major closures will resume in August in order to complete
paving and in September on Highway 15. To find out more about the
complete upcoming schedule for spring and summer, please consult the
following link: http://bit.ly/ijDiMk.
Every effort has been made to complete this roadwork as quickly and
efficiently as possible. Please also note that the roadwork may be
rescheduled due to unfavourable weather conditions.
To obtain more details, to follow the progress of the roadwork or to obtain a schedule of
upcoming closures, please visit our blog: www.champlainbridge.ca.
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