Building a new bridge: Pont Jacques-Bizard

Last updated March 25, 2024
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A new Pont Jacques-Bizard is being built to replace the existing one, which is nearing the end of its lifespan. The new bridge, erected just a few metres from the existing structure, the new bridge will handle 30,000 vehicles a day, and improve traffic flow for cyclists and pedestrians.

All about the project


  • Start of construction: Spring 2022   
  • Commissioning: Fall 2024   
  • End of construction: Spring 2025


  • L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève 
  •  A few metres east of the existing bridge, over the Rivière des Prairies   
  • On the south and north approaches, between Boulevard Gouin Ouest (island of Montréal) and Rue Cherrier (Île-Bizard)   
  • Parc Denis-Benjamin-Viger 


  • Expanding to 4 traffic lanes, 1 more than the existing bridge   
  • Building a wider two-way bike path and sidewalk   
  • Complete redevelopment of the road, water and sewer mains and street lighting system   
  • Refurbishing electrical networks and wiring   
  • Redeveloping Parc Denis-Benjamin-Viger 
  • Planting trees and plants 
  • Building a lookout in the middle of the bridge   
  • Putting in street furniture

A second phase of the project to dismantle the existing bridge, restore the riverbank and redevelop the Rivière des Prairies waterfront is planned for the coming years.


The Jacques-Bizard Bridge, which dates back to 1966, will be dismantled in the years to come. It is only the road leading to Île-Bizard.    

The new structure will address long-term mobility needs and encourage active travel, while providing essential services to the population.   

The project will include a second phase in which the first bridge will be dismantled. An investment of several million dollars would have been required to convert and maintain it.  

A 100-year lifespan   

The bridge has been designed to last around 100 years, some 40 years longer than the existing structure. The choice of innovative, high-quality materials (galvanized steel reinforcement, high-performance coating and an improved drainage system) will strengthen its resistance to de-icing salts and the freeze-thaw cycle, which contribute to the degradation of concrete and steel.

Bridge construction progress

See construction on the bridge every day with our cameras.

Construction schedule   

  • Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.    
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (if necessary)   

To reduce impacts on traffic, construction is carried out in a specific sequence and may occasionally take place at night, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. To speed up the project or make up for delays, some work may also take place on Sundays.  

Traffic obstructions and construction

Visit the Obstructions and Construction Info site to locate traffic blockages caused by construction related to this project.

Online public information session    

View the information session that was held online on March 9, 2022.

Letters and construction notices 

See recent construction notices.