Once again, the Champlain Bridge will be a traffic nightmare because of work scheduled for the long weekend.
Work is set to begin to remove the so-called "superbeam" — a temporary fix for one of the bridge's concrete supports, which developed a 2 mm crack last November. A modular truss is being installed which is expected to secure the bridge through 2018, when it will be replaced with a new bridge.
Crews will also be doing some repaving work on a stretch of Highway 15 between the bridge and the Atwater exit.
Starting Friday evening at 9, and continuing through the following Tuesday morning at 5, just three of six lanes will be open: two Montreal-bound lanes and only one two the south shore.
A number of access ramps will also be closed.
Officials are recommending motorists avoid the area this weekend and use other bridges if they can.