12/28/2011 02:08 EST | Updated 02/27/2012 05:12 EST

Half the Mercier Bridge closing for maintenance

One side of the Mercier Bridge will be closed to traffic for 24 hours starting Thursday morning.

The closure, which affects the South Shore-bound side of the bridge, will allow crews to perform maintenance work.

East and westbound traffic will share the Montreal-bound section of the bridge between 5 a.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday.

For more information on road closures and maintenance work, see Transport Quebec’s Quebec 511.