01/12/2015 10:29 EST | Updated 03/14/2015 05:59 EDT

Mercier Bridge southbound lanes closed for repairs

The Mercier Bridge between Montreal and the South Shore will be subject to lane closures this week for repairs to its steel structure and light fixtures. 

Here is a breakdown of the closures:

- On Monday Jan. 12, Tuesday Jan. 13 and Wednesday Jan. 14 one lane will be closed headed toward the South Shore between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,

- Between Saturday, Jan. 17 and Monday January 19 at 5 p.m., both lanes toward the South Shore will be closed

Transports Québec said the two-lane closure on the weekend will facilitate snow and ice removal, which may be required to complete the repairs.

The closure period could be shortened if the work is done more quickly or cancelled due to weather conditions.