By William Crooks
Local Journalism Initiative
Construction on Queen Street is set to begin in Lennoxville soon, but the signage, Quebec 511 website and relevant press release on the issue give inconsistent information. Lennoxville borough councillor Claude Charron was also contacted for comment.
The Quebec 511 website states construction (laying down/repairing asphalt) on the road from College to Aberdeen will begin Sept. 13 (while the signage near Provigo indicates Sept. 12) and last until Nov. 2. Circulation will alternate, from Monday to Thursday, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., and on Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A Sept. 11 press release from le Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité Durable also states that asphalt work will begin on Wednesday, September 13 on roads 108 and 143, between Highway 410 (not merely College) and Aberdeen Street, in Sherbrooke, and will continue until the beginning of November.
In addition to the asphalt work, the lane configuration in two sections of Route 143 will be modified to widen the shoulders. Ultimately, this construction project will improve the driving comfort for road users on the 5.8 km stretch and provide a road environment better suited to the future needs of the community in terms of active mobility, says the release.