During the night of Sunday November 29 to Monday November 30
Consult our practical information on DAILY COMMUTE
CANCELLATION OF COMPLETE CLOSURE
The complete closure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, initially planned for the night of December 2-3, has been postponed to a later date. Consult our blog for an update of this work: JacquesCartierBridge.ca.
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to inform road users of the complete closure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in both directions, the night of December 2–3, for reinforcement work on one of the bridge piers, near St. Helen’s Island. The closure is intended to ensure user and worker safety during the repair work, which will require raising the deck.
On the night of Wednesday, December 2 to Thursday December 3, lanes on the Jacques Cartier Bridge will start closing at 11 p.m., leading to a complete closure in both directions from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Access will be maintained for emergency services. Three other complete closures will be scheduled this winter to enable further work to reinforce the pier.
The work may be delayed due to weather conditions. Consult this blog for confirmation that the work will be going ahead.
Established in 1978, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is a federal Crown corporation responsible for managing major infrastructure works, including the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the federal sections of the Bonaventure Expressway and Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel. JCCBI manages, maintains, and repairs these important Greater Montreal structures to ensure the safe passage of thousands of users every day.
The countdown has begun! There are just a few months left before the official launch of the festivities celebrating the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. And the illumination of Jacques Cartier bridge will be at the heart of the celebrations!
Illuminating one of the major icons of Greater Montreal’s urban landscape is a challenging project. To ensure its success, The Jacques and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) is combining its expertise in bridge engineering and large-scale project management with the creative genius of Moment Factory. Thanks to their unique living connectivity concept, this innovative project will energize the city in harmony with the seasons and will become part of the rich heritage of the city.
November 4 and 5 saw the first of two sets of technical trials to prepare for the installation of the lights in the summer of 2016. JCCBI, along with Moment Factory and its partners, tested the visual effect of the colors on the piles and steel structure and evaluated the positions, angles, beams, and intensity of the lights. The trials produced extremely promising results. The visual effect is stunning, with no compromise to the safety of bridge users.
The second series of technical trials, which will run from mid-December to mid-February, will test the lighting equipment and rigging systems to ensure they can withstand the rigors of the Quebec winter.
See pictures of the technical trials