Deck replacement on the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal cost $120 million and was completed in 2003. A similar procedure will be used to repair the Mercier Bridge starting next spring.
One of the access ramps to the Mercier Bridge was closed Monday morning in preparation for re-decking of the bridge.
The ramp coming from Highway 138 heading towards Montreal from the south shore town of Chateauguay was closed.
The federal body overseeing the repairs, the Champlain and Jacques Cartier Bridges Corporation, says the ramp will be closed for about three or four months.
The actual re-decking is slated to start in three weeks.
The whole project should take two or three years to complete, say officials.
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