Pedestrians and cyclists

Seaway Bike Path : Partial and Periodic Closures Due to Construction Site for the New Champlain Bridge more info

Major work for new bike and pedestrian path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure


Major work is being carried out on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure to build a dedicated bike and pedestrian path, as well as to reinforce the deck. Work will extend until spring of 2016.

During this time, the bike and pedestrian link is not directly accessible by users for safety reasons. A non-stop, free shuttle service is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. so that cyclists and pedestrians can cross the Ice Control Structure safely. Two motorized vehicles with a trailer capable of transporting 15 bikes offer continuous transportation during opening hours. Additional shuttles could be added during high-traffic weekends.

Outside of these hours, the bike and pedestrian path will be closed as usual. Considering the important work site, this restriction will be strictly enforced to ensure users’ safety.

This project will up legal load limits since an increasing number of contractors and heavy vehicles will need to use the Ice Control Structure as part of major maintenance work on the Champlain Bridge and the new bridge construction project.

As the structural design of the Ice Control Structure allows for the addition of a separate path all along the structure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated seized the opportunity to make this passage more secure and to enhance the experience of cyclists, pedestrians, and joggers. The new dedicated path will be three meters wide and equipped with an anti-skid surface, a light, durable and winter-compatible material. In addition, a system of LED street lights will be installed to considerably improve the quality of lighting while using much less energy.

Thank you for your patience during this period.

Please note that the bike path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure is open the same dates and hours as Parc Jean-Drapeau. For questions about this schedule, please contact the Parc Jean-Drapeau administration directly.

  • You can also view access to the bike paths on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure by consulting this map of our network and by choosing the option On bike.
  • The bike path on the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure is also connected to the Route verte.

Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path and sidewalk


The East side sidewalk is open. The section between St-Charles stairway and Ste-Hélène Island will remain closed until the end of the work done on the steel section of the bridge.

Ongoing work on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Despite ongoing work on the section directly above the Seaway, a corridor has been cleared to enable users to cross the bridge. Because the corridor is narrow to 1,5 meter, users are reminded when the path will be opened to SLOW DOWN and BE COURTEOUS AND CAUTIOUS.

OPENING: The multipurpose path and sidewalk do not have a set opening date. Before opening them, we must first ensure that there is no further risk of snow or freezing temperatures and complete spring cleaning.

CLOSURE: The multipurpose path and sidewalk do not have a set closure date. They will remain open until the weather no longer permits safe use.

INFORMATION: To receive notices of annual openings and closures of the multipurpose path and sidewalk, email us at
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