Month-long construction to limit Mercier Bridge to one lane starting on June 26

Jun 20 2019, 8:39 pm

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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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.

Travaux Honoré-Mercier, été 2019 (Groupe CNW/Ministère des Transports)

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.

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.

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