Speaking to members of the local press about the upcoming 2022 roadworks season, Sherbrooke Mayor Évelyne Beaudin said that it might be a good time for regular drivers in the city to look at other options.
“There will be work on Galt and on Portland, and we know that our three spinal columns in the city are Galt, King and Portland, so we can expect a lot of traffic on King,” the mayor said, “It will be a good summer to try out alternative modes of transportation, like biking.”
Sherbrooke will be pouring a record $49.5 million into 55 different worksites across the city over the coming year, beginning now and lasting until the first snowfall, whenever that comes.
Caroline Gravel, Director of the City’s Urban Infrastructure Department, pointed out that despite the unprecedented amount of money set aside for work this year, the city is far from catching up with the estimated $196 million road infrastructure deficit that exists today, not to mention other aspects not covered in this specific budget, building upkeep, the hydroelectric network, and major projects like the Grandes-Fourches Bridge.
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