Province announces $342 million for Townships roads

By Gordon Lambie – Local Journalism Initiative
Province announces $342 million for Townships roads
Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel and Saint-François MNA Geneviève Hébert at the Transports Quebec Garage in Sherbrooke on Wednesday (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

Transport Minister François Bonnardel was in Sherbrooke on Wednesday morning to announce $342,174,560 in transport infrastructure investments in the region over the next two years. The funding exceeds that announced in the 2021-23 plan last year by almost $100 million, but is focused on only 103 projects as compared to 143.

According to the transport minister, the increase in funding is due, in part, to the inclusion of the Granby and Brome-Missisquoi MRCs in the Estrie region.

The most significant projects on the list are the construction of phase three of Autoroute 35 from Saint-Sébastien to Saint-Armand and the reconfiguration of the intersection of routes 112 and 139 in Granby, both of which have estimated costs in excess of $50 million. There are also two project that fall into the $25 million to $50 million category; the project to reconfigure route 139 between route 112 and Dufferin Street in Granby and the project to build a new bridge over Autoroute 10, again on route 139 in Granby.
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