LONGUEUIL, QC, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and
Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to announce the
complete closure of the South Shore-bound lanes of the Honoré Mercier
Bridge on Saturday, December 21 from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This closure is necessary to carry out repairs on the federal section of
the bridge's roadway. It is important to note that the bridge's two
Montreal-bound lanes will remain open during this period.
Depending on the weather, road crews might be able to leave one lane
open in each direction during the repairs. If mild weather conditions
are expected, a contraflow lane will be used. Because this
configuration takes longer to set up but has less of an overall impact
on traffic, it will be closed from 4 a.m. on Saturday December 21 to 12
p.m. (noon) on Sunday December 22.
The option chosen (closing one direction or only closing one lane per
direction) will be confirmed on Thursday December 19 depending on the
The section of the slab targeted in this repair work will eventually be
completely replaced as part of the bridge's roadway rehabilitation
program. In the meantime, it is important that maintenance work be
carried out on a regular basis, especially as winter starts to avoid
operations taking place during that time of year.
During this major closure, road users are encouraged to use the
Champlain, Victoria or Jacques Cartier Bridges, or the new section of
Please note this closure may be rescheduled according to weather conditions.
For more information, please visit our blog at: www.mercierbridge.ca.
SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated