PRESS RELEASES 8/2/2013 8:25:00 AM | Canada News Wire

Mercier Bridge work BLITZ: trucks prohibited during morning rush hour towards Montreal from August 5 to 9


LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 2, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that trucks will be prohibited on the Honoré Mercier Bridge towards Montreal during morning rush hour from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9.

This measure aims to ease traffic for drivers during morning rush hour in the final week of the major work BLITZ on the Honoré Mercier Bridge, which coincides with the end of the construction holiday.

Truck drivers are invited to use the new A-30 westbound to access the island, as well as the other South Shore bridges during this period. The ban only applies during morning rush hour, as the closure of the A-20 East ramp for the A-15 South on the Turcot Interchange reduces alternative options for truckers during afternoon rush hour.

Only one lane, 3 meters large, is open in each direction on the Honoré Mercier Bridge until Monday, August 12, at 5 a.m.Trucks exceedingthis widthare already bannedon the bridge. During this work, road users are encouraged to avoid the Mercier Bridge and use public transit.

The other South Shore bridges are also strongly recommended, as with the end of the construction holiday, traffic will be heavier.

To follow our work, we invite you to visit www.mercierbridge.ca.

SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated



For further information please contact:

Jean-Vincent Lacroix
Director, Communications
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Cell: 514 249-1940
jlacroix@pjcci.ca