Representatives from the governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding for Quebec for Phase II of the Highway 410 extension in Sherbrooke.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $37.2 million of the over $75-million (estimated) project cost. The remaining costs will be covered by the Government of Quebec. The federal funding comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National and Regional Projects.
Phase II of the Highway 410 extension consists of building a four-kilometre stretch between Highway 108-143 and Highway 108 in Lennoxville. This last stage of the project also includes rearranging 1.6 kilometres of Highway 108 between Spring and Glenday roads. Once completed, this work will allow road users to travel more efficiently and spend more time with their families.
The Highway 410 extension project consists of two phases:
- Phase I, which was gradually implemented from 2010 to 2015;
- Phase II, with work slated to begin in the spring of 2018.
Phase II of the project, estimated to cost more than $50 million, comprises three construction components:
- The relocation and reorganization of Route 108;
- The construction of two bridges spanning the Massawippi River; and
- The construction of the final stretch of Highway 410.
“The completion of phase II of the Highway 410 project will add a total distance of 13 kilometres and form a vital suburban link for Sherbrooke,” said André Fortin, minister of transport, sustainable mobility, and transport electrification. “The extension will reduce congestion in downtown Lennoxville, improving traffic flow and user safety.”