Work to resume on JCCBI’s structures starting May 11, 2020

6 May 2020

Following the Quebec government’s authorization to reopen construction activities, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) is announcing that work will resume on the structures under its responsibility starting May 11 with new and required occupational health and safety measures that have been applied in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

“Work restart on our structures at this stage means that we can launch or continue contracts worth over $70 million while getting hundreds of people back to work,” said Sandra Martel, Chief Executive Officer, JCCBI. “Occupational health and safety is a priority for our organization. We are working with our contractors to ensure that all OHS measures required for the current context are in place and that these activities can be carried out safely,” she added.

Below is a list of work that will restart on May 11:

Jacques Cartier Bridge

  • Steel cleaning and painting (section 7) and steel reinforcement between piers (sections 6 and 7)
  • Repair of the pedestals in section 8
  • Levelling, paving and marking of deck surfaces (over the entire bridge) starting May 22


  • Work to secure 18 bridge bearings

Honoré Mercier Bridge (federal section)

  • Pier reinforcements (sections 2, 3 and 4)
  • Replacement of an inspection platform
  • Steel cleaning and painting (section 4)

Melocheville Tunnel

  • Repairs to electrical and automation control systems

Multiple structures

  • Installation of a fibre optic loop (Jacques Cartier and Champlain corridors)

For any work that has an impact on traffic, specific advisories will be issued that will also indicate detours. For more information about JCCBI’s work, visit our website.