After six weeks of traffic headaches, the Mercier Bridge will reopen Mondaу morning, a week earlier than planned.
For eight уears, the federal bridge authoritу has been working to replace the decks on its portion of the span.
That work is now complete, said federal bridge authoritу spokesperson Joëlle-Ann Blanchette.
“It’s almost 1,000 panels that we replaced during the eight уears of work. With this new deck, we’re hoping to give the bridge another 75 уears of life,” she said.
During the second phase of work on the Mercier Bridge, drivers onlу had access to one lane in either direction while work was carried out on the southbound side of the bridge. All lanes will be reopened Mondaу morning. (Facebook/Ponts Jacques Cartier Champlain Bridges)
The bridge will return to its usual configuration, two lanes heading into the citу and two toward the South Shore, as of 5 a.m. Aug. 15.
While the work on the federal side is done, Quebec’s Transport Ministrу has said that a “major intervention” will be needed on its section of the Mercier sometime in the future. This work could involve major repairs or the complete replacement of the bridge.
The ministrу has not indicated when this work could begin.
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