Major work blitzes at the south approach during two weekends in September

25 September 2017

Two major work blitzes will be done on the Mercier viaduct at the south approach of the Jacques Cartier Bridge during the weekends of September 2 to 3 and September 30 to October 1.

Work during these blitzes at the Mercier Street viaduct will include the replacement of four expansion joints, repairs to the deck and waterproofing membranes, and paving. The first work blitz will be from Friday, September 1 (10:00 p.m.) to Monday, September 4 (5:00 a.m.). The second blitz will be from Friday, September 29 (10:00 p.m.) to Monday, October 2 (5:00 a.m.). Detours via the local network will be set up.

BLITZ 1: Weekend of September 2 to 3

  • Closure of the Hwy. 134 East access ramp to the Jacques Cartier Bridge
  • Closure of the Hwy. 134 East access ramp to Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 132
  • One lane open in Jacques Cartier Bridge off-ramp to Taschereau Blvd. East / R-132
  • Long-term closure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge off-ramp to Saint-Laurent Street for eight weeks, from Sunday, July 9 to Monday, September 18 (5:00 a.m,)

BLITZ 2: Weekend of September 30 to October 1

  • Closure of the Hwy. 134 East access ramp to the Jacques Cartier Bridge
  • Closure of the Hwy. 134 East access ramp to Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 132

These two major work blitzes are in follow-up to the first blitz in August to complete similar work on the Saint-Hélène viaduct at the south approach of the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

This work is being closely coordinated with our mobility and public safety partners and is part of the major repairs currently being done to extend the service life of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and its approach structures. These planned closures are required to ensure user and worker safety during the work. JCCBI recommends that users avoid the sector during these blitzes and plan their travel accordingly.

Note that this work could be postponed because of unsuitable weather conditions. Don’t forget that two complete night closures on the Jacques Cartier Bridge toward Montreal are planned from Thursday, August 31, to Friday, September 1 and from Wednesday, September 6, to Thursday, September 7. Click here to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @pontJCBridge, sign up for our text alerts for more information.