Work on two South Shore bridges this weekend
Two South Shore bridges are to be avoided this weekend because of roadwork.
The Mercier Bridge will be undergoing inspection between six o'clock in the morning and eight o'clock in the evening on both Saturday and Sunday. As a result, one southbound lane will be closed. Northbound traffic will not be affected.
In addition, Ramp 4, the access ramp to the Mercier bridge from Châteauguay towards Montreal will be completely closed Saturday, September from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers will be asked to use a detour via Ramp 2, the access ramp to the bridge from La Prairie.
There will be a paving blitz on the Jacques Cartier Bridge and some of its ramps over the weekend. Two or three out of five lanes will be off-limits at times and several ramps will be closed as well. Here is the detailed run-down:
Friday 10:30 p.m. to Saturday 8:30 a.m.: one lane open toward the South Shore and two lanes toward Montreal. The exit ramp for Taschereau Boulevard (Route 134 West) will be closed. Motorists will detour via the exit for Route 132 and the A-20 (Route 134 East).
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.: One lane open toward the South Shore and two lanes toward Montreal.
Saturday 11 p.m. to Sunday 9 a.m.: One lane open toward the South Shore and one lane toward Montreal. The exit ramp for Route 132 and the A-20 (Route 134 East) will be closed. Motorists will detour via the exit ramp for Taschereau Boulevard (Route 134 West). In addition, the exit ramp for Lorimier Avenue North toward Sherbrooke Street on the Montreal side of the span will be closed. Drivers should use the exit ramp for Lorimier Avenue South toward de Maisonneuve Boulevard.
The paving work may be cancelled if the weather does not cooperate.
More information about the closures can be found at the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated website.