Down­town Coat­i­cook get­ting a makeover

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Coat­i­cook

Workhas started to spruce up the town of Coat­i­cook for its 150th an­niver­sary next year, be­gin­ning with the re­de­vel­op­ment of Child Street in the heart of the town. A com­mu­ni­ca­tion cam­paign aimed at sup­port­ing the busi­nesses on the street dur­ing the es­ti­mated 81 days of work to the area was also un­veiled at the press con­fer­ence which was held last Wed­nes­day.

“Be­sides the com­plete re­build­ing of the wa­ter sys­tem, we will also be re­plac­ing the street­lights, the side­walks and park­ing places with paving stones, the street will have new pave­ment; briefly, we want to give a breath of fresh air to our down­town for the next 150 years,” com­mented Mayor Ber­trand Lamoureux.

More than half of the cost of the pro­ject ($1,750,000) will be paid for through govern­ment sub­si­dies while $358,400 will come from the PIQM and $600,000 from the gas tax pro­gram. The city will con­trib­ute $791,600.

“All ef­forts are be­ing made so that busi­nesses on Child Street will re­main ac­ces­si­ble to the pop­u­la­tion. There will be a sys­tem­atic plan­ning of the work aimed at avoid­ing the com­plete clo­sure of the road. The city has also cre­ated a tem­po­rary park­ing area for the clien­tele of the street’s busi­nesses,” said the mayor.

To keep pa­trons loyal dur­ing the work, many pro­mo­tions will be of­fered in the com­ing months. $3000 worth of coupons will also be given out by the lo­cal busi­nesses.

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