Champlain Bridge Montreal Closed to Heavy Trucks
Beginning on Monday October 10, 2016, heavy trucks are no longer permitted on the Champlain Bridge after it was revealed that major construction projects are weakening the roadway.
“Targeting those heavy load permits ensures safe transit for commuters who use the bridge every day, and for those trucks that contribute to the economic vitality of Montreal,” said Champlain and Jacques Cartier Bridges Corporation spokesperson Julie Paquet.
The new regulation means any truck hauling more than 66 tonnes must take an alternate route, raising concern over the higher cost of transporting goods.
The heavy truck ban will remain in place until construction on new bridge is complete.
CTV news story here