Roadwork planned for June 2 – 5 2017
Signature on the Saint-Lawrence wishes to inform road users that, as part of the construction work for the new Champlain Bridge, a series of disruptions is planned over the coming days.
Blitz Champlain Bridge : June 3 – 4
Two major roadwork blitzes will take place at the Champlain Bridge. These blitzes will entail replacing 2 expansion joints and the repair of 2 other expansion joints on the bridge’s deck, and thus result in complete closure to all traffic in one direction at a time. The work will be performed during the weekends of May 20-21 and June 3-4, from Friday at 10 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.
This roadwork is essential in order to avoid that water creep into cracks between lanes and damage some of the bridge’s structural members. Expansion joints fill the space between the bridge’s spans, which are mutually independent. They also enable traffic to flow safely, since they prevent discontinuity in the pavement.
These blitzes will allow to complete various maintenance work operations and in some cases, contractors and other partners will also conduct work during these blitzes to keep additional lane road closures down to a minimum for users.
BLITZ 1: COMPLETED
BLITZ 2: Weekend of June 3-4
As part of this blitz, two expansion half-joints will be replaced on the Champlain Bridge’s downstream side, which will lead to the following road network restrictions:
- Complete closure of the Champlain Bridge toward Montreal
- Closure of all access ramps to the Champlain Bridge from Hwy. 10 West and Hwy. 132
- Closure of one out of three lanes on the Champlain Bridge towards the South Shore
Drivers are encouraged to check our website and to follow us on Twitter @nouv_champlain for the latest information on the traffic disruptions.
We also strongly urge drivers to check the MTQ website www.quebec511.info before setting out or to follow the MTQ on Twitter @Qc511_Mtl for information on all disruptions in the Greater Montreal road network.
Public transit users can visit the STM website to see the impact on their route and bus stops.