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Jacques Cartier Bridge
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Jacques Cartier Bridge

Jacques Cartier Bridge

The Jacques Cartier Bridge is an icon of Greater Montreal. Inaugurated in 1930, this five-lane bridge links Montreal to Longueuil and provides access to Île Sainte-Hélène.

Normal traffic lane configuration

Weekdays

Morning rush hour from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.*

  • Three lanes open towards Montreal
  • Two lanes open towards the South Shore

Daytime from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Two lanes open towards Montreal
  • Two lanes open towards the South Shore
  • Daytime, weekdays, maintenance works frequently occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the fifth lane

Evening rush hour from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.*

  • Three lanes open towards the South Shore
  • Two lanes open towards Montreal

Evening / night from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

  • Closure of the central lane from 7:30 p.m., after rush hour
  • One lane open in each direction from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. when there is little traffic
  • Some lanes are closed late at night as a safety measure because there is no central median on Jacques Cartier Bridge. 

Weekends

  • Two lanes open in each direction (closure of the central lane)
  • A third lane is open in either direction based on traffic needs

*These periods are subject to change according to the flow of traffic. 

Vehicles

Vehicles less than 15 metres (less than 50 feet) in length: AUTORISED on the Jacques Cartier bridge AND on the access ramps leading to Parc Jean-Drapeau

Vehicles over 15 metres (over 50 feet) in length: AUTORISED on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, but PROHIBITED on the access ramps leading to Parc Jean-Drapeau (prohibition effective since July 27, 2020)

Normal traffic lane configuration

JCCBI'S projects and sites

Massive structures like the Jacques Cartier Bridge or Bonaventure Expressway have many needs. They may require electrical repairs, paving, steel painting, and many other types of work. Most of these operations are planned in advance as part of JCCBI’s proactive asset management approach. Our Operations and Maintenance teams may also identify a need following an inspection or report, while user needs may change over time.   

JCCBI'S projects and sites
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