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Major weekend work blitzes

9 April 2019

Steel reinforcement and painting work in April and May

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to notify users that major reinforcement and painting work on the steel structure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge will take place in April and May. The work will be done during three weekend blitzes, on April 20 to 22, April 27 to 28, and May 4 to 5, that will require major lane reductions in addition to the closure of the Parc Jean-Drapeau access ramp toward Montreal.

During these blitzes, a single lane only will be available in each direction, and the multipurpose path and sidewalk will close for alternating periods.

Closure details

  • Weekend of April 20 to 22:
    • Only 1 lane available in each direction and periodic closures of the multipurpose path from Saturday, April 20 (11:00 p.m.) to Monday, April 22 (11:59 p.m.).
    • When the multipurpose path is closed, pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge using the sidewalk.
  • Weekend of April 27 to 28:
    • Only 1 lane available in each direction and periodic closures of the sidewalk from Friday, April 26 (11:00 p.m.) to Monday, April 29 (5:00 a.m.).
    • When the sidewalk is closed, pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge using the multipurpose path.
  • Weekend of May 4 to 5:
    • Only 1 lane available in each direction, complete closure of the Parc Jean-Drapeau access ramp toward Montreal, and periodic closures of the sidewalk from Friday, May 3 (11:00 p.m.) to Monday, May 6 (5:00 a.m.).
    • When the sidewalk is closed, pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge using the multipurpose path.

This work is being closely coordinated with our mobility partners and is part of the ongoing major repair program to extend the service life of the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

These planned closures are required to ensure user and worker safety during the work. JCCBI recommends that users plan their trips accordingly. Note that this work could be postponed because of unsuitable weather conditions.

For real-time information about JCCBI’s work, follow the Twitter accounts for each of our structures: @pontChampBridge, @pontJCBridge and @pontHMBridge. To plan their travel, users can consult the live traffic page of our website, which includes a dashboard with traffic cameras, in-progress road closures or obstructions, and the seven-day work schedule. Users can also get text or email alerts about major closures or emergency work.