Over $124 mil­lion for Town­ships roads

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid, St-Fran­cois MNA Guy Hardy, Rich­mond MNA Karine Val­lieres and Me­gan­tic MNA Ghis­lain Bolduc got to­gether to an­nounce more than $124 mil­lion in in­vest­ment in the Estrie roads net­work for the next two years.

“It goes with­out say­ing that these in­vest­ments con­sti­tute a pow­er­ful eco­nomic and job cre­ation mo­tor for the re­gion. They re­spond also to the needs in the Estrie when it comes to safe, qual­ity road in­fra­struc­tures. This net­work, it`s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber, sup­ports our in­te­rior and ex­te­rior com­merce, all the while en­sur­ing the move­ment of peo­ple and goods,” said Mr. Reid.

The money will be di­vided among the fol­low­ing pri­or­i­ties: $27.1 mil­lion for struc­tures; $79.3 mil­lion for roads; $5.6 mil­lion for net­work im­prove­ments; and $12.5 mil­lion for net­work devel­op­ment.

“I am happy with these in­vest­ments in the Estrie roads net­work. Dur­ing the work, 768 peo­ple will be work­ing on 121 work­sites in our re­gion. When it is

fin­ished, the pop­u­la­tion will be able to rely on a more re­li­able, ef­fi­cient and safe trans­port net­work,” added Mr. Reid.

Ma­jor work will be done in the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions: on au­toroute 55, in Ma­gog; route 222 in Sher­brooke and St-De­nis de Bromp­ton; pedes­trian cross­ing on route 216 near the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke; route 141 be­tween Coat­i­cook and Barn­ston.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid an­nounc­ing fund­ing for the roads net­work with fel­low MNA’s Guy Hardy, Karine Val­lieres and Ghis­lain Bolduc in at­ten­dance.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Pav­ing and road re-build­ing needs to be done to a long stretch of route 141.

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