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March 16, 2018

The governments of Canada and Quebec invest in major work on Highway 410 in Sherbrooke


Ce matin, en compagnie de Marie-Claude Bibeau, de Luc Fortin ainsi que de Guy Hardy, député de Saint-François et Pierre…

Posted by André Fortin, député de Pontiac, MNA for Pontiac on Friday, March 16, 2018

Annonce du financement de la phase II du prolongement de l’autoroute 410 à Sherbrooke, ce matin, en compagnie de mes…

Posted by Luc Fortin on Friday, March 16, 2018

SHERBROOKE, March 16, 2018 – Safe and efficient road networks are key to economic productivity and improving the quality of life of all Quebecers. Accordingly, the governments of Canada and Quebec are investing in transportation infrastructure throughout the province of Quebec to improve traffic flow for all road users and goods.

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead, Mr. André Fortin, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Mr. Luc Fortin, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Estrie region, accompanied by Mr. Guy Hardy, Member for Saint-François, announced today that the governments of Canada and Quebec are funding phase II of the Highway 410 extension in Sherbrooke.

The Government of Canada will contribute up to $37.2 million of the over $75-million estimated project cost.  The remaining costs will be covered by the Government of Quebec. The federal funding comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects.

Phase II of the Highway 410 extension consists of building a 4 km stretch between Route 108-143 and Route 108 in the Lennoxville borough. This last stage of the extension project also includes the redevelopment of Route 108 between Spring Road and Glenday Road along 1.6 km. Once completed, this work will allow road users to travel more efficiently and spend more time with their families.

Quotes:

It is with great pride that we are announcing this substantial funding for Highway 410, a key transportation infrastructure in the Estrie region. Eagerly awaited by residents, Highway 410’s extension will greatly improve safety and traffic flow in the borough of Lennoxville.

– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The completion of phase II of the Highway 410 project will add 13 km of road and will create a vital suburban link for Sherbrooke. This extension will reduce congestion in downtown Lennoxville, improving traffic flow and user safety.

– André Fortin, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification

We are very pleased with this announcement, which will allow work to rapidly begin on the last stretch of Highway 410. More than 23,000 vehicles will use this road every day, including a large number of trucks. With this new bypass, it goes without saying that motorists will save valuable minutes on their commute, since they will have direct and easy access to Highways 10 and 55. These investments will assuredly improve the quality of life of residents of the Estrie region.

– Luc Fortin, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Estrie region and Guy Hardy, Member for Saint-François

Key points:

  • The extension of Highway 410 project has two phases:
    • Phase I: progressive commissioning from 2010 to 2015;
    • Phase II: work set to begin in spring 2018.
  • Phase II, estimated at more than $50 million, includes 3 construction packages:
    • Relocating Route 108;
    • Building two bridges over the Massawippi River;
    • Building the last stretch of Highway 410.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities. More than $10.1 billion of this funding will be devoted to trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • From 2018 to 2020, the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports will invest more than $4.8 billion in the Quebec road network, including several million dollars in the Estrie region.
  • The 2017-2027 Quebec Infrastructure Plan provides for $91.1 billion in public infrastructure investments, an increase of $2.4 billion compared to the previous plan. Investments of close to $18 billion are planned for the province’s road network.

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