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The Passerelle Desjardins suspension bridge carries the VéloRoute d'Argenteuil over Rivière-du Nord. Photo: MRC d'Argeteuil.

Sections of VéloRoute d’Argenteuil to be closed for bridge repairs

Spring weather has had many area residents getting out their bicycles for the first time this year, but cyclists should plan alternate routes if they plan on following sections of the VéloRoute d’Argenteuil in the coming weeks.

The MRC d’Argenteuil is carrying out repair and maintenance work on two bridges on the VéloRoute d´Argenteuil route which will result in the temporary closure of some sections during the remainder of March and into April.

As a follow-up to the modifications to the bridge attachment system carried out in the fall of 2020, minor work will be carried out on the Passerelle Desjardins which crosses Rivière du Nord in Saint-André-d´Argenteuil. This work will take place from March 29 to April 1 and the bridge will be completely closed during that time.  The VéloRoute will still be accessible from the Boisé Von Allmen and Montée St-Philippe parking areas along route 344.

Work will be carried out on the old railway bridge located near St-Philippe, in Brownsburg-Chatham. The entire bridge will be refurbished to prolong its life. The work will take place from April 12 to 23.  Access to the dedicated section of the VéloRoute via the parking lot on the St-Philippe hill will not be possible during this period. Users will be invited to use the parking lots at Boisé Von Allmen or Île-aux-Chats.  The section located to the west of the old railway bridge (to the Brownsburg-Chatham municipal campground) will remain accessible from the Montée St-Philippe parking lot.