We would like to inform you that one lane in three on the Champlain Bridge will be closed to South Shore bound traffic on Saturday, April 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This closure is necessary to carry out preparatory work in anticipation of weekend work BLITZES that will begin next April 27 and 28.
This closure also coincides with the major closure expected by the MTQ on the Turcot Interchange, which will limit access to the Champlain Bridge towards the South Shore.
All Montreal bound lanes will be open in the daytime during this period and Montreal will be accessible via the Champlain Bridge; however, to leave the island (towards the South Shore), we strongly recommend you avoid the Turcot Interchange during the weekend. Accessing the Champlain Bridge via the Bonaventure Expressway will be a good option to avoid the A-15 South.
No work is planned during the day on Sunday on the Champlain Bridge, however the Turcot Interchange is to avoid.
Finally, at night over the weekend, mobile asphalt/concrete repair, cleaning of joints and sweeping of the roadway will take place throughout the Champlain Corridor as part of annual spring work to properly remove all traces of winter and prepare for the BLITZES. Three maintenance teams will be at work on our network.
It is also important to note that two lanes in three will be closed overnight towards Montreal and the South Shore, on Thursday night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and from Friday night to Saturday morning.
From Friday night to Saturday morning, towards the South Shore, the first lane will close at 9:30 p.m., followed by the second at 11 p.m., one lane will opened back on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and the second at 4 p.m. Towards Montreal, the first lane will close at 9:00 p.m., followed by the second at 11 p.m., the two lanes will opened back on Saturday morning at 6 a.m.
In a few weeks, major work in the Champlain corridor will once again take place this year during intensive weekend BLITZES involving several different contractors working around the clock at various places on the bridge.
This work will take place over three to five weekends from late April to late June, depending on weather conditions and how the work progresses. Once again this year, the objective is to minimize the amount of weekends necessary to complete the projects.
During these weekends, half of the Champlain and A-15 Bridges will be completely closed to car traffic. The Bonaventure Expressway will also be partially closed on one of these weekends. During these periods, road users are invited to use the Jacques Cartier, Victoria or Honoré Mercier Bridges, as well as the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel.
We encourage you to download and consult our preliminary work calendar for the year.
This calendar is subject to change according to weather conditions and worksite progression, but shows the weekends targeted for work on each bridge. You will also note that work on our three bridges has been spread out over different times of year without any overlap.