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Jacques-Cartier Bridge’s multi-purpose bike path reopens in time for spring

The bike and pedestrian walk way that goes across the Jacques-Cartier bridge was closed for the winter.
The bike and pedestrian walk way that goes across the Jacques-Cartier bridge was closed for the winter. Brayden Jagger Haines

Spring has sprung in Montreal as the multi-purpose path on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge is once again accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

The walkway and bike lane along the structure that connects the city to Longueuil reopened early Thursday morning.

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In December, Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. closed the path for the snowy and chilly months following a winter maintenance pilot project from the previous year.

At the time, the corporation found the de-icing and snow removal measures were not enough to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

However, 25 people were selected to use the path as part of a pilot project between Dec. 23 and Feb. 29.

READ MORE: Cyclists angry over wintertime closure of Jacques Cartier Bridge path

The multi-purpose path will now remain open at all times, but it could close sometimes at night due to maintenance work or weather conditions.

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“It is essential to comply with the closure notices for the multi-use path and the sidewalk for safety reasons,” the corporation said in a statement.

With files from Global News’ Brayden Jagger Haines