Category archives: Closures and detours

17
April
2014
11:00

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Communications

Honoré-Mercier Bridge: 2014 work plan

Major work on the federal and provincial sections of the bridge in 2014

2014 will once again be marked by major work on both the provincial and federal sections of the Honoré Mercier Bridge.

Provincial phase

The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) has already announced a series of closures on the bridge over various weekends this spring.

Note that the weekends targeted by the MTQ have been selected outside of those already marked for weekend BLITZES on the bridge. However, the MTQ may decide to add additional weekends in the summer and fall.

Learn more:
Ministère des Transports Tel.: 450 698-3400 / Toll-free: 1 866 817-9848
Mobility Montréal or quebec511.info

Federal phase

The federal work phase on the Honoré Mercier Bridge will take place over seven consecutive weeks, from June 21 to August 10. The purpose of this work is to replace the concrete deck of the federal section of the bridge.

Traffic will be particularly difficult during this period because only one lane will be available in each direction, day and night. Road users will be invited to use the Champlain Bridge or the new A-30. Various mitigation measures will be implemented, most notably:

  • A traffic ban on trucks during morning rush hour (5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) and in the evening (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) during the seven weeks to ease traffic
  • A reserved bus lane will be implemented to make it easier for public transit users to access the bridge in the morning

The objectives of this intensive BLITZ are to:

  • Reduce total work duration
  • Maximize worksite efficiency
  • Take advantage of the summer period when traffic is lighter

Moreover, it should be noted that as we begin the 2014 season, nearly 2/3 of the slabs have been replaced on the federal section of the Mercier Bridge over the past several years.

To get a better idea of the type of work that will take place in 2014, we invite you to view this video showing the work to replace the deck (hyperlink) carried out in 2013.

Follow the work!

We invite you to download our preliminary 2014 work calendar (french version only). This calendar is subject to change according to weather conditions and worksite progress, but gives a good indication of the weekends targeted for work on each structure. Work on our three bridges has been spread out over different times of year without any overlap.

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Consult the complete explanatory document (PPT) detailing our work in 2014 (french version only).

 

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11
April
2014
13:53

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Communications

Honoré-Mercier Bridge: Message from the MTQ : Upcoming Work during Spring 2014

Work by the Ministère des Transports du Québec

Upcoming Work during Spring 2014

The ministère des Transports du Québec wishes to inform road users that in addition to the hindrances previously announced, other closures of both westbound lanes of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge will take place in coming weeks.

Closures will be effective on following dates:

  • From Friday,      April 18th, 5 AM, to Tuesday, April 22nd, 5 AM;
  • From Friday,      April 25th, 10 PM, to Monday, April 28th, 5 AM;
  • From Friday,      May 2nd, 10 PM, to Monday, May 5th, 5 AM;
  • From Friday,      May 9th, 10 PM, to Monday, May 12th, 5 AM;
  • From Friday,      June 6th, 10 PM, to Monday, June 9th, 5 AM;

During this period, there will be contraflow traffic on the downstream bridge (towards Montreal), with one single lane in each direction.

Please note that work planned from April 11th to 14th is cancelled and that the schedule of work from April 18th to 22nd has been modified.

These lane closures are required for repair work of the structural elements, under the bridge.

These interventions might be postponed or shortened due to weather conditions, operational constraints or work progression. The Ministère will keep you informed in due time.

Other lane closures might be necessary for such work in the coming months. Efforts are constantly put forward to coordinate these hindrances with other construction sites in the Montreal area.

Remind that the Honoré-Mercier is under both provincial and federal jurisdictions. For more information, take a look at the Ministère des Transports du Québec’s (MTQ) web page and at the Jacques Cartier Champlain Bridges Incorporated’s (JCCBI) web site.

The ministère des Transport invites the public to plan their trips safely by visiting www.quebec511.info before departure.

Source : Ministère des Transports
Tel. : 450 698-3400 / Toll Free : 1-866-817-9848

 

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11
April
2014
09:16

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Communications

Honoré-Mercier Bridge: REMINDER Important message from the MTQ : Prolongation of Work during Easter Weekend

Work by the Ministère des Transports du Québec

The ministère des Transports du Québec wishes to inform road users that the work schedule planned during Easter Weekend on the Honoré-Mercier Bridge has been extended. Take note that both westbound lanes of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge (to the South Shore) will be closed to traffic from Friday, April 18th, 5 AM, to Tuesday, April 22nd, 5 AM.

During this period, there will be contraflow traffic on the downstream bridge (towards Montreal), with one single lane in each direction.

Please note that work planned from April 11th to 14th is cancelled.

These lane closures are required for repair work of the structural elements, under the bridge.

These interventions might be postponed or shortened due to weather conditions, operational constraints or work progression. The Ministère will keep you informed in due time.

Other lane closures might be necessary for such work in the coming months. Efforts are constantly put forward to coordinate these hindrances with other construction sites in the Montreal area.

The ministère des Transport invites the public to plan their trips safely by visiting www.quebec511.info before departure.

Source : Ministère des Transports
Tel. : 450 698-3400 / Toll Free : 1-866-817-9848
www.quebec511.info

The management and maintenance of the bridge is shared by the federal crown corporation The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

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27
March
2014
16:14

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Honoré-Mercier Bridge: REMINDER Important message from the MTQ : Closure of both Westbound Lanes (to the South Shore) from Saturday, March 29, 5 AM to Monday, March 31 , 5 AM

Work by the Ministère des Transports du Québec

The ministère des Transports du Québec wishes to remind road users that both Westbound lanes of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge (to the South Shore) will be closed to traffic during the weekend. The intervention will start at 5 AM on Saturday, March 29th, and will end on Monday, March 31st, 5 AM.

Closures will be effective on following dates:

  • From Saturday, March 29th, 5 AM, to Monday, March 31st, 5 AM;
  • From Friday, April 11th, 10 PM, to Monday, April 14th, 5 AM;
  • From Friday, April 18th, 10 PM, to Monday, April 21st, 5 AM.

These lane closures are required for repair work of the structural elements, under the bridge.

For the moment, only both eastbound lanes (towards Montreal) will remain opened to traffic.

This one way configuration will ensure road users safety in case of bad weather and will facilitate snow removal and de-icing operations that might be required during winter season. Indeed, these operations can not be properly performed with contraflow traffic, because the width of the lanes is not adequate and safe for snow removal vehicles.

According to those circumstances, the most optimal and secure configuration for upcoming lane closures is the one mentioned above. The Ministère is aware of the impacts caused to traffic and thanks all road users and its partners for their comprehension.

These interventions might be postponed or shortened due to weather conditions, operational constraints or work progression. The traffic management might also be revised along the way.

Other lane closures might be necessary for such work in the coming weeks.

The ministère des Transport invites the public to plan their trips safely by visiting www.quebec511.info before departure.

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Source : Ministère des Transports Tél. : 450 698-3400 Toll Free : 1-866-817-9848

The management and maintenance of the bridge is shared by the federal crown corporation The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec .

Consult the CITSO recommandations about those closures.

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