DOLBEAU-MISTASSINI, QC, Aug. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing in transportation infrastructure throughout the province to improve the flow of people and goods.
Today, Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean, Nancy Guillemette, Member of the National Assembly for Roberval, and Pascal Cloutier, Mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini, inaugurated the new bridge in Dolbeau-Mistassini. At the ceremony, it was also announced that the bridge will officially be named the Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet Bridge.
The official name pays tribute to Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet, who served as mayor of Dolbeau from 1977 to 1981 and as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Roberval from 1980 to 1984.
The rebuilding of the bridge took two years and cost $36.3 million, with the Government of Canada contributing up to $13.7 million and the Government of Quebec contributing $22.6 million.
"I am delighted to celebrate the completion of the work to replace the Dolbeau Bridge and modernize a key transportation infrastructure link for the Saguenay?Lac-Saint-Jean region. This project will make it easier and safer for road users to get around. An efficient road network is essential for helping our businesses compete, supporting economic growth and enabling people to spend less time in traffic and more time with their families and friends."
Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
"I am very happy to be here today for the inauguration of the new Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet Bridge. This ceremony marks the rebuilding of this unique road link over the Mistassini River between the Dolbeau and Mistassini sectors. The bridge is vital to the flow of people and goods in the Saguenay?Lac-Saint-Jean region. Furthermore, the commemorative name announced today honours the work that Ms. Beauchamp-Niquet did over the course of her career and the presence of women in politics."
Nancy Guillemette, Member for Roberval, on behalf of François Bonnardel, Quebec's Minister of Transport, and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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