Mercier Maintenance in High Gear Over Next 3 Years
Written by Paul on January 14, 2020
Be prepared for more necessary Mercier Bridge work and lane closures. Plans to rebuild the provincial part of the bridge remain in the works within five years, however there is work that is needed now to maintain the Quebec portion of the structure. David Lahache is the Communications Coordinator for the Mercier Bridge and area Traffic at the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.
“The plan is to do regularly scheduled maintenance and repair work over the next three years until the new southbound span could be built. The timeline for that new span has changed over the years due to delays. We were expecting a contract to go out this year for the season, but we know now that the MTQ is looking for local contractors for this three year contract which has been valued between $30 million and $35 million over the three years.
Lahache says locals can expect some input when it comes to manpower for the project. “There is definitely going to be some local input over manpower. We are going through the Kahnawake Labour Office (KLO) as well so people who may be interested in bridge work or getting their certification can contact the KLO.”
The bridge work will require some overnight and weekend closures beginning in late spring.