How about starting off the week with some good construction news, for a change?
Construction on the bridge, which connects Lasalle to Kahnawake, started on June 26 and was slated to limit the bridge to one painful lane until July 20, which is no longer the case.
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Construction crews were working on one of the dual structure’s concrete slabs which reduced both inbound and outbound routes to one lane and resulted in hefty congestion.
During the construction, the 85-year-old bridge (which was twinned in 1963), banned trucks from taking the Mercier towards Montreal during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Les travaux au pont Honoré-Mercier se terminent en avance. Ainsi, dès le 14 juillet, deux voies par direction seront de nouveau disponibles sur le pont.🚗
— Transports Québec (@Transports_Qc) July 13, 2019
The bridge’s lane reduction caused for heavier traffic, increased hours, and more headaches on the Victoria Bridge.
Two lanes in both directions have been going onto and off the island since Sunday morning.