The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) is advising users of the bridge located on Lépine Street, above the West River in Brownsburg-Chatham is undergoing repair work that will continue until August 21. During this period, significant obstacles will also be expected on nearby Chemin Saint- Michel.
During the work, from Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the bridge will be completely closed to vehicular traffic. It will still be possible to cross the structure on foot, provided you first contact a representative of the MTQ on site.
Outside of working hours, traffic will be alternated via a one-way lane with a width of two meters, thus SUV or light truck type vehicles will not be able to use the route. Drivers of compact cars will be able to use the bridge between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Residents have been notified of these obstacles, and means have been put in place to minimize the inconvenience. Appropriate procedures have also been established with the emergency services during the construction period.
Traffic management on Chemin Saint-Michel
On Chemin Saint-Michel, traffic will alternate on a single lane, on a distance of 200 meters, for the duration of the work, with the exception of four days when the road will be completely closed to all traffic. The target dates are July 21 and August 2, 9 and 16. During this period, a detour from 38 kilometers will be accessible by Route 327, Chemin de la Rivière Perdue and Route Main.
The work can be modified due to operational constraints, the progress of the site or the weather conditions. Before hitting the road, users are advised to consult Québec 511 in order to find out about current obstacles in the area.