LONGUEUIL, QC, Dec. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated wishes to inform pedestrians and cyclists that, for safety reasons, the sidewalk and cycling path on the Jacques Cartier Bridge will close for the winter season this Monday December 6 in the evening around 8 PM.
Every year, the Corporation must proceed with these closures for the safety of users and due to the associated difficulties with maintenance of the surfaces during winter. The bridge is prone to the formation of ice due to mist conditions from the St Lawrence River, not to mention the sidewalks are slanted to drain water away, making them unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians during freezing conditions.
The sidewalk and the cycling path will reopen in the spring 2011.
For more information, please visit our blog: www.jacquescartierbridge.ca
For further information: For further information:
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Tel.: 450 651-8771 ext. 232
Cellular: 514 249-1940
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775
Tel.: 514 849-7000 ext. 231
Cellular : 514 825-7365