Over $124 million for Townships roads
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.
Orford MNA Pierre Reid announcing funding for the roads network with fellow MNA’s Guy Hardy, Karine Vallieres and Ghislain Bolduc in attendance.
Paving and road re-building needs to be done to a long stretch of route 141.