Two major projects will disrupt traffic in Quebec this summer, namely the widening of the Henri-IV highway and the reconstruction of Champlain Boulevard, between the Sillery coast and the Gilmour coast.
In all, the ministère des Transports plans to spend $ 442 million on road and marine works in the Capitale-Nationale region by 2021. A sum similar to that of recent years, which represents 9% of the province’s road investments .
Launched last year, phase II of the widening of the Henri-IV highway provides for the addition of a third lane in each direction, between the Charest Highway and Chauveau Avenue by 2023. This year Site hot spots will be located in the interchange area of the Félix-Leclerc Highway (40) and near Einstein Street.
It should be noted that the bridges over Highway 40, which pass over Pierre-Bertrand Boulevard, will also be repaired during the summer months, in order to extend their life.
Phase 3 of Samuel-de-Champlain Drive
The other important site of Quebec is located near the river. Phase 3 of the Samuel-de-Champlain Drive will get underway, continuing the current walk. In addition to rebuilding Champlain Boulevard for a distance of 2.5 kilometers, the government will develop its surroundings for the pleasure of walkers and cyclists. An urban beach and a water mirror with jets will be built.
On Monday, the Minister responsible for Capitale-Nationale Geneviève Guilbault indicated that negotiations with CN are still underway to move the railway. Despite tight deadlines, she is not worried about the start of work this spring.
Minister of Transport François Bonnardel was reassuring about the obstacles to traffic. “There will be orange cones, yes, but we try to do some work when we can at night.”