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New segment of Autoroute 70 officially opens in Chicoutimi

By ReNew Canada 06:48AM August 02, 2017

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The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the new section of Highway 70 linking Chicoutimi to La Grande-Anse Road in La Baie. The completion of the extension of this highway will require a total investment of nearly $ 120 million from the Government of Quebec.

“The citizens of Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean will be able to travel on a new section of Highway 70 that will facilitate their travel and become an additional asset for the economic development of the region,” said Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility, and transportation electrification. “They will also be pleased to see that these large-scale projects have been carried out in accordance with the timetables and budgets announced. I would therefore like to congratulate all those who contributed to the planning and implementation of this project. Their efforts have now translated into an important legacy for the region. ”

This highway construction project represents more than 7.6 km of long and 12.5 km of ramps and secondary roads. The roundabout at the end of the motorway has been designed with two lanes to ensure smooth traffic and the safety of road users.

The implementation of this project necessitated the construction of 2 interchanges and 10 structures which allow, among other things, to cross 4 roads, 2 rivers and 1 stream. This project also includes snowmobile cross-country ski trails and ATVs.

Work will continue over the next few weeks to finalize the connection of the new section to the existing network.

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