Champlain Bridge Lane Closures, Detours This Weekend

LONGUEUIL, QC — The final major work blitz at the Champlain Bridge is scheduled for this upcoming weekend meaning there will be lane closures, detours and backed up traffic for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard.

The work is part of a three-leg series to install modular trusses under the bridge to support the edge girders and ensure safe passage for users until the new Champlain Bridge opens, according to Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI), which manages the span. 

This weekend, four modular trusses will be installed on the downstream side of the Champlain Bridge, near Nuns’ Island. Because clearance is insufficient to allow the work to be done from the river these trusses will be installed from the bridge deck, which will lead to lane closures, according to the company.

The work will be done over the weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to minimize the effect on traffic. During this time there expect to find:

  • Complete closure of the Champlain Bridge to Montreal-bound traffic
  • Complete closure of A-15 North until exit 61 towards Atwater Avenue
  • Left lane closed on A-15 South between exit 61 towards Atwater Avenue and the Nuns’ Island bypass bridge
  • Closure of access ramps to the Champlain Bridge from Highway 132 and A-10 West
  • Closure of the access ramp from Bonaventure Expressway to A-15 North (detour via Verdun)

The Honoré-Mercier, Victoria, and Jacques-Cartier bridges as well as the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Tunnel will be available to compensate for the closures on the Champlain Bridge. Work signage and variable message signs will detail closures and detours. The police will also be present throughout those weekends.

JCCBI advises users to plan their trips in advance and consider other itineraries in order to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as much as possible. Maps showing the closures and detours for the blitz are available online.

The work may be delayed due to weather conditions. Consult the company’s blog in the days before the blitz to check whether the work will be going ahead.

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