New section of Highway 70
On July 25th, dozens of guests, including the Bagotville Command Team, attended the inauguration of a new section of Highway 70 near CFB Bagotville. The ceremony marked the commissioning of a 7.6kilometer section of highway, enabling motorists to avoid many intersections and frequent stops. As soon as the new section was put into operation, CFB Bagotville personnel had to adapt to a new route to work. This will continue until October when further changes in itineraries will occur as work progresses and construction on secondary roads and highway access roads are started. If everything is done according to the schedule presented by the Ministry of Transportation, all road work will be completed on October 10th. School transportation and STS bus traffic may also be affected by the road changes. Parents will have to pay attention to the information that will be given in the coming weeks, with the new school year fast approaching. Right away the roads will be safer near the base, thanks to this new section of highway. The large flow of traffic deviated to the highway will reduce the number of passing vehicles on Highway 170.