01/18/2015 08:53 EST | Updated 03/20/2015 05:59 EDT

Mercier Bridge open in all directions Sunday

The Mercier Bridge is open today in all directions, after crews finished repair work more than a day ahead of schedule.

The southbound lanes were closed yesterday because of scheduled maintenance on the bridge – work that was expected to take until Monday morning.

However, by Saturday evening, crews finished the repairs to the bridge's steel structure and light fixtures. 

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