Downtown Coaticook getting a makeover
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.