A peek at Highway 410 bridges

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record
A peek at Highway 410 bridges
Rémi Bouchard, head contractor, Ghislain Roy, MTQ engineer and supervisor, and Dominique Gosselin, MTQ communications coordinator, pose on the Northern bridge on Highway 410 that passes over the Massawippi River and Winder Street. (Photo : Emilie Hackett)

Over a dozen construction workers were already laying down concrete on Tuesday evening as Ghislain Roy, engineer and supervisor for the Quebec Transport Ministry (MTQ), Dominique Gosselin, MTQ communications coordination, and Rémi Bouchard, head contractor, gave members of the media a tour of the two new bridges being built over the Massawippi River and Winder Street for the Highway 410 project.
The project aimed to solve safety, fluidity, and circulation issues in Lennoxville, by diverting the many heavy trucks passing through the Queen and College streets intersection. The MTQ believes Highway 410 will help connect the two universities in Sherbrooke, simplify the access to Sherbrooke’s commercial district and will help improve the quality of life for riverside residents, pedestrians, and cyclists. It would also help preserve the infrastructures in Lennoxville’s busy center. Work is well underway for Phase II of the highway. “Phase II for Highway 410 is separated in three different construction packages. The first package was the relocation of Route 108 between Glenday and Spring roads,” explained Gosselin. “It became active last year but it was officially completed this spring.” See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 29 of The Record.

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