Roads & Paving
$22M announced for road improvements in Saint-Georges, Que.
By Andrew Snook
July 18, 2017 – Infrastructure Canada has announced that $22 million will be invested in the reconstruction of Promenade Redmond and the construction of a new retaining wall in downtown Saint-Georges, Que.
The investment will come from the federal government, the Province of Quebec and the City of Saint-Georges each contributing just over $7.3 million towards the project. The announcement was made by Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Paul Busque, Member of the National Assembly for Beauce-Sud, Que.
“We are making investments to support the growth of the middle class and create solid a foundation for a sustainable economic future,” stated Lightbound, on behalf of Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi. “Renewing public infrastructure is key to creating strong communities. I am pleased to announce this financial assistance that will enable Saint-Georges to make these important infrastructure upgrades.”
Infrastructure Canada stated that the retaining wall, known as Quai Pinon, will protect downtown Saint Georges against spring flooding, while the improvements to Promenade Redmond will ease traffic flow and improve accessibility and safety for visitors, cyclists and pedestrians.
“In addition to ensuring the safety of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as protecting citizens, the planned upgrades for the retaining wall and Promenade Redmond will help guard against ice damage and high water in the spring,” stated Busque. “They will also improve access for the several thousand vehicles that travel each day on highways 204, 271, and Highway 173 that leads to the United States.”
“Given the reports we received from professionals regarding the stability of the retaining wall, we are pleased and relieved that this project is being realized thanks to the collaboration of the governments of Canada and Quebec,” added Mayor of Saint-Georges Claude Morin.