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Phase II of Highway 410 extension in Sherbrooke - Work begins on the third and final component


SHERBROOKE, QC, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Safe and efficient road networks are key to maintaining economic productivity and a high quality of life for all Quebeckers. The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing in transportation infrastructure throughout the province to improve the flow of people and goods.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and François Bonnardel, Quebec's Minister of Transport and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region, today announced the start of construction on the third and final component of Phase II of the Highway 410 extension.

Totalling $32 million, work on Component 3 consists in building nearly 4 km of highway between where Highway 410 currently ends (at the Route 108 interchanges) and the new roundabout on Route 108 (near
Glenday Road). Work on the new divided highway ? with two lanes in each direction ? will also include the construction  of  some structures,  including bridges and culverts.

Phase II work is being done over a three-year period, from 2018 to 2021,  at an estimated cost of $75 million. The Government of Canada is  contributing up to $37.2 million to this project through the New Building Canada Fund ? Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component ? National and Regional Projects. The Government of Quebec is providing $37.8 million..

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"I am pleased to highlight the start of this  important work on Highway 410, which makes up the final step in the extension of  this key infrastructure  for the Estrie region. This project will not only benefit the regional economy, but will also improve the safety of  users and facilitate their travel. We have ambition for our regions and are making investments to  equip them with the modern and efficient infrastructure needed to ensure their long-term prosperity."

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Providing Quebeckers with reliable road infrastructure to serve their communities and facilitate development is at the heart of the Department's mission, which it is wholly fulfilling with the extension of Highway 410. The start of  construction on the third component of the project marks the  culmination of a process that began 10 years ago: providing Sherbrooke with an urban connection that allows it not only to connect its two university hubs, but also provides easier access to the commercial centre while improving traffic conditions."

François Bonnardel, Quebec's Minister of Transport and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region

Quick Facts

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For more information on Quebec government priorities for public infrastructure, read the Quebec Infrastructure Plan: https://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/PDF/budget_depenses/19-20/en/8-Quebec_Public_Infrastructure.pdf

Highway 410 extension project in Estrie (available in French only): https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/projets-infrastructures/reseau-routier/projets-routiers/estrie/Pages/prolongement-autoroute-410.aspx 

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

Federal infrastructure investments in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

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