Mercier Bridge: end of work Sunday, two weeks earlier than expected

depuis-2008-programme-200-millionsNew rare, but that will satisfy many motorists who cross the Honoré Mercier Bridge. They will see the work put in place on June 20 to end two weeks earlier than expected.

The society of Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) announced in a statement Wednesday that the work to replace the deck, originally planned until August 17, will end on Sunday August 2nd.

She explains this acceleration by advanced technical planning, close monitoring of key steps of the project, but also thanks to favorable weather conditions.

According to their director Julie Paquet communications, the challenge of replacing the steel structure above the Saint Lawrence Seaway river led to the establishment of a crane which has accelerated the movement of the slabs apron and thus shorten the construction period.

Since 2008, a $ 200 million program is in place for the deck replacement of the Honoré Mercier Bridge. The amount foreseen in the program this year was 30 million. 2016 marks the last year of this work.

The new prefabricated concrete deck panels that have been installed have a lifespan of about 75 years.

During the weekends of 8-9 and 15 and 16 August, only one lane will be open in each direction to enable the realization of completion of work. The ramp from La Prairie towards Montreal will be completely closed during this period.

Barely thirty minutes after the news, the same company sent another communiqué indicating a partial closure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

The work of painting in the green bridge structure will be carried out over the Saint Lawrence Seaway river.

Only one lane in each direction will be open during the construction period 8 and 9, and 22 and 23 August.

The JCCB urging motorists to avoid the area during this time.

Moreover, a reconstruction of the sidewalk side of the bridge between the island of St. Helena and the island of Montreal gets underway as of this Sunday, 2 August until 31 August.

The portion between St. Helena Island and the south shore of the river is already closed for painting work that will be completed in mid-September.

In this case, the JCCB talking about an investment of $ 89 million for all the work done on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge this year.

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