Reid an­nounces in­vest­ment in roads

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Last Fri­day, Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid, who was re­cently ap­pointed the pres­i­dent of the cau­cus of Lib­eral deputies in the Estrie re­gion, an­nounced in­vest­ments of over 181 mil­lion dol­lars in road­work for the 2014 – 2016 pe­riod in the Estrie re­gion.

“Be­sides the work to main­tain the safety and qual­ity of our roads net­work, I am happy with the length­en­ing work on au­toroute 410,” said Mr. Reid.

In­vest­ments in the Estrie re­gion can be bro­ken down like this: road preser­va­tion, $76,985,000; preser­va­tion of struc­tures, $45,218,000; im­prove­ments to road net­work, $5,468,000; de­vel­op­ment of road net­work, $53,650,000.

These in­vest­ments will cover: the con­tin­u­a­tion of au­toroute 410, from the end of the Du­nant Street in­ter­change to the in­ter­change of routes 108 and 143; the re­con­struc­tion of the bridge over the Tomi­fo­bia River on route 141 in Ayer’s Cliff; re­con­struc­tion of the bridge over the Whit­ton River on route 161 in Nantes; pav­ing of route 249 and Rang 2 in St. Fran­cois Xavier de Bromp­ton; pav­ing of route 255 and route 216, in Dudswell and Sain­tCamille.

The choice of projects was mo­ti­vated by a con­stant worry to put road safety at the top of the pri­or­ity list. To this ef­fect, the Min­istry of Trans­port launched a pub­lic­ity cam­paign on June 16th with the theme: “When it’s or­ange, we are dou­bly care­ful”, to re­mind driv­ers to be at­ten­tive and vig­i­lant, and to re­duce their speed in work zones.

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