As the New Champlain Bridge trends towards good news, the Mercier Bridge brings some bad.
Transports Québec has announced that long-term construction will reduce the bridge, which connects Lasalle to Kahnawake, to one lane from June 26 until July 20.
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- Montreal's tallest residential tower to be built downtown (RENDERINGS)
Crews will be closing one of the two structures that make up the 85-year-old bridge (which was twinned in 1963) to repair concrete slabs, according to the press release.
Trucks will be banned from taking the Mercier towards Montreal during morning rush hours and won’t be able to travel southbound during the afternoon rush hour.
During the bridge’s first weekend of closure (June 26 to 28), free passes will be given out for the Exo Bus and Candiac’s Exo4 Line to ease mobility.
🚧Du 26 juin au 20 juillet, une voie par direction sera ouverte sur le pont Honoré-Mercier. Notre porte-parole, @gilles_payer , nous parle des travaux à venir.
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— Transports Québec (@Transports_Qc) June 12, 2019
Rush hour will be extended on the Victoria Bridge to alleviate the island’s congestion during the Mercier’s construction.
Two lanes on the Victoria will be open from 5 am to 10 am (towards Montreal) and from 2 pm to 8 pm (toward the South Shore).
Trucks however, will be prohibited from using the Victoria Bridge during the extended two-lane rush hour times.