Technical media briefing on JCCBI’s 2018 work planning

20 April 2018

Yesterday, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) presented its 2018 work planning to the media. JCCBI will invest $211 million this year to extend the life of the infrastructure under its responsibility. Each structure represents a unique challenge in terms of both design and environment.

Champlain Bridge

The majority of work required on the Champlain Bridge has been done, and the bridge has been stabilized.

However, the Government has asked JCCBI to ensure that the Champlain Bridge is safe beyond the expected opening date of the New Champlain Bridge in case the delivery of the bridge is delayed. JCCBI is therefore continuing its major repair program to reinforce and repair priority structural components as per the recommendations of the latest inspection report.

Jacques Cartier Bridge

Major preventive work to reinforce the metal structure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge is still ongoing. This work will continue for a number of years and will extend the service life of the bridge by 50 years. Work sites will be active on different sections of the bridge during the summer and will lead to some full night closures (between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.).

Painting work will also take place this year to protect the structure from deicing salts, which accelerate structural corrosion. JCCBI is working with Moment Factory to reduce the impact of this painting work on the bridge illumination.

Bonaventure Expressway

Starting in May, different types of work will be done on the Bonaventure Expressway between the Clément Bridge and Victoria Bridge. Some full weekend closures have been scheduled in this sector.

JCCBI is also continuing to run the Solution Bonaventure environmental project on the land next to the federal section of the Bonaventure Expressway. Thanks to a groundwater treatment system, contaminated water from an old nearby landfill site is prevented from migrating into the St. Lawrence River.

Honoré Mercier Bridge

The pier repair program and painting work is ongoing at the Honoré Mercier Bridge. This work is being done from the ground and will not lead to any traffic hindrances.


Although a number of major projects will be carried out in the coming months, the impact on traffic will be minimized through increased planning with mobility stakeholders in Greater Montreal.

Users have access to multiple tools to better plan their travel during the work. You can consult our live traffic page for detailed information about our traffic hindrances and those of our partners.

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