The City of Sherbrooke officially launched its road construction season on Wednesday afternoon, announcing that the city will undertake more than 171 road, waterworks and park maintenance projects over the coming months at an estimated cost of just over $41.2 million. “We are continuing our efforts to maintain our infrastructure in the best state possible while also taking our taxpayers’ ability to pay into account,” said Sherbrooke Mayor Steve Lussier. Major projects in this year’s plan include the resurfacing of Beckett Street between Musset and Duvernay Streets, the resurfacing of Cessna Street between Baron and Vénus Streets, and the resurfacing of Duplessis Street between Goddard street and Highway 610. Many side streets in the city are also being completely or partially rebuilt including Atto Street in Lennoxville, Benoit and Corbeil Streets, Dieppe Street, Elm Street, Des Erables Street, La Dauversiere street, Bocage Street, Jolliet Street and Bocage Street. The city will also use this year to complete another 2.75 kilometers of its Rene Levesque Boulevard project. At the same time as the announcement about upcoming projects, the City also launched a new interactive map tool to help improve communications about road works with the population. The map is currently online at sherbrooke.ca/travaux and features information in French on every project expected to take place in the city over the course of the coming months. See full story in the Thursday, April 19th edition of The Record.