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November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode
 

November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode

November 18, 2019 to April 15, 2020

Beginning November 18, the portion of the circuit between the Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada will become a two-way road for motorists. The Multi-purpose track of the circuit will not be maintained during the winter season. Cycling training on the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will resume in April 2020.

Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte

December 2, 2019 to April 15, 2020

The Route Verte on Parc Jean Drapeau's premises, the Seaway dike bicycle path and the bike route on the Champlain Ice Control Structure will remain open for cyclists until December 2, weather permitting., although they will not be maintained. Starting on November 18, there will be no transit to the South Shore because of construction work by the City of Saint-Lambert : the alternative route to get to Montréal will be the Jacques-Cartier Bridge bike path.

Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald

October 27 to December 13, 2019

Due to construction work, traffic on Chemin Macdonald is expected to be slow from October 27 to December 13, 2019. A section of the road will be reduced to one lane on which vehicles will be able to circulate alternately. Furthermore, the vertical space available to vehicular traffic will be reduced to 3.8 meters under the Concorde Bridge during this period.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

South Shore Bike Link and Route verte

South Shore Bike Link and Route verte

This is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River by bike. It allows you to travel between the island of Montréal, the Saint-Lambert locks and the South Shore municipalities.

The land link between Île Notre-Dame and the seaway dike was built in 1990 and is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte.

216,203 crossings were recorded in 2018.

Schedule

April 2019
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
May 2019
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
June 2019
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Closed
July 2019
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
August 2019
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 2019
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 2019
SMTWTFS
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
November 2019
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
December 2019
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
  • The Bike Link is officially opened and maintained from April 15 to November 15. If favorable weather conditions allow for a longer opening period, the dates will be adjusted accordingly.


Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte

The Route Verte on Parc Jean Drapeau's premises, the Seaway dike bicycle path and the bike route on the Champlain Ice Control Structure will remain open for cyclists until December 2, weather permitting., although they will not be maintained. Starting on November 18, there will be no transit to the South Shore because of construction work by the City of Saint-Lambert: the alternative route to get to Montréal will be the Jacques-Cartier Bridge bike path.


Alternatives during a closure

  • Bike path of the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure that goes to île des Soeurs.
  • Bike path on Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
  • Bike in the subway.

How to get there from Montréal:

  1. Lachine Canal bike path near the Old Port of Montréal.
  2. Pierre-Dupuy Avenue bike path.
  3. Concorde Bridge bike path.
  4. Parc Jean-Drapeau bike path.

Saint-Lambert Locks

Please note that transit is not possible when a ship is passing through the Saint-Lambert locks and since there may be a fairly long wait when a ship goes through the locks, we invite you to consult the following link to better plan your bike trip.

Bridge Status at the Saint-Lambert locks (Bridge 2 and 3)