Second Champlain Bridge work blitz starts this weekend
MONTREAL – The second part of a major Champlain Bridge work blitz will shut down four of the six lanes this weekend.
From Friday 9 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m., the bridge will be reduced to just one lane in each direction, including restricted access to the Nun’s Island bridge.
Representatives from Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) confirmed that they will not be replacing the super beam this weekend.
It had originally been scheduled for mid-May, but was delayed due to high winds.
The operation will now be carried out later this spring.
The super beam was put in place last fall after workers discovered dangerous cracks on the bridge.
Construction originally scheduled on Highway 15 has been postponed.
It will be opened in both direction as usual but several on and off-ramps leading to the bridge will be closed.
Officials are encouraging commuters to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as traffic is expected to be extremely heavy.
They are encouraging road users to opt for one of the other bridges or the LaFontaine tunnel.