Roadwork galore in Townships over
Luxury car dealers will see less traffic in their showrooms in Quebec over the next few years as the Marois government is scaling back considerably the spending frenzy of the last decade in road infrastructure. In the Townships, the usual hundreds of millions announced has been reduced to an almost paltry $175,488,000… over two years!
The biggest slice will go to the 410 with the goal of reaching the Lennoxville interchange sometime in late 2014, but the Belvedere Boulevard interchange is where most of this year’s money will be spent.
Closer to home, the southbound part of the bridge over the Tomifobia river on Autoroute 55 will have major work done this year, the other side having the same treatment next year. Also due this year is asphalt work in the Curtis road section going north.
The 247 will see major asphalt work done over the next two years, replacing the bridge over the Tomifobia on Canusa not being on this year’s program.
And be prepared for another episode of facing the traffic on one corridor of a highway as Autoroute 10 will be resurfaced in the Eastman region.
All of this is part of a new approach by the Quebec government to announce in advance when it intends to spend its money, an across the board effort according to Dr. Réjean Hébert who announced this year’s spending at a Monday press conference. When asked by this newspaper where a long plan of the government over five years could be found, Dr. Hébert acknowledged that not only a five year plan was available, but also a ten year one; none to the public, unfortunately. It would be interesting to find the master road plan drawn up in the mid-sixties if only to see how late we are in the matter.
Major work will be done to the bridge that crosses the Tomifobia on highway 55.
Dr. Hebert explaining the work that will be done this year on the 410.