Starting Friday evening, major traffic congestion is expected due to the last phase of intensive works on the Risi bridge, on the axis of the Pierre-Laporte bridge, in Lévis.
The Ministry of Transport once again requests the collaboration of users to promote the smooth development of the operations planned from Friday, September 22 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 25 at 5 a.m.
During the weekend of August 19 and 20, the worst was avoided on Saturday. The warnings appeared to cause a reduction in traffic flow. Sunday, however, was a little more complicated with a long wait approaching the bridge.
One lane southbound
Only a few collisions, braking and reprehensible behavior, such as speeding, were observed in work zones.
Once again, only one southbound, wrong-way lane and two northbound lanes of Highway 73 will be open to traffic in the area of the Pierre-Laporte Bridge.
Restrictions will also apply to the transportation of heavy vehicles whose width exceeds 3.4 meters.
These interventions will cause major congestion on the roads. The MTQ asks users to avoid the bridge sector and non-essential cross-border travel this weekend.
An apron joint
The works consist of replacing, on the southbound carriageway, the deck joint of the Risi bridge, which spans the Chaudière river. The first phase, in August, allowed the bridge junction on the north carriageway to be changed.
This work is necessary after a breakage that caused an accident and major congestion in March 2022. The repaired joint has since reached the end of its useful life.
The date and duration of the works can always be modified due to operational limitations or weather conditions.