QUEBEC CITY, QC – Ten of Quebec’s 12 Worst Roads of 2015 have or soon will be repaired, says CAA-Quebec.
More than $500 million has been invested in the maintenance of the roads on the list, primarily Route 389.
“In addition to providing a forum for all users of the road network, Worst Roadsenables CAA-Quebec to communicate with the appropriate authorities to assess maintenance work performed on the sections of road in question,” says Sophie Gagnon, a spokesperson for CAA-Quebec. “In essence, we want everyone to benefit from safe roads in good condition. As an organization that represents 1.3 million drivers, CAA-Quebec fulfils its role as the intermediary with the government to ensure that the message gets through,” added Gagnon.
An update on 5 of Quebec’s Worst Roads:
Chemin du Lac-Bécancour in Thetford Mines was extensively reconstructed over 2 km in 2015. Maintenance work is also planned for this year. Total investment by the municipality: $400,000.
Local elected officials are still debating Chemin Traverse de Laval in the Quebec City region.
The Quebec Transport Ministry invested $1.2 million in Boulevard Laure in Sept-Îles. That announcement was made… in the middle of the Worst Roads 2015 campaign!
On Chemin Kilmar in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge in the Outaouais region, two curves were redesigned and rebuilt. Additional work is planned for a total investment of $2.9 million by the municipality.
Several sections of Route 389 in the Fermont region are undergoing a wholesale analysis. The Quebec government will invest a total of $468 million.