Fifteen projects pushed back in 2020
The City of Sherbrooke announced Monday that 15 projects are postponed to 2020. Among other things, this list includes rue du 24- Juin, rue Aberdeen, rue de l’Église, rue Allard, rue Guay, construction of a bicycle bridge over the Joffre Bridge and the creation of a left turn lane on Portland Boulevard.
“We are talking about less than 10% of projects,” says Jean-Pierre Fortier, divisional head of water and construction at the City of Sherbrooke. We would have liked of course to complete them, but we must face the reality. These are building sites that we can not push anymore this year. These sites will be in the first of the list next year certainly, because we will have in principle the authorizations and the updated plans. But it will be up to the management to see that it will be the priority of the various projects. ”
These reports are explained by the City in particular by delays for obtaining authorizations or by construction constraints. This number of projects pushed back to next year could also climb because seven other projects are at risk of not being able to be completed this year.
In comparison, some 20 projects had to be postponed last year. At the beginning of 2019, the city planned to build 121 major projects and dozens of smaller projects.
Bowen and Wellington
The City of Sherbrooke will launch four major projects this week on its territory. These include the resurfacing of Bowen Street South between Woodward and Chalifoux Streets and the reconstruction of the Centennial Park Pool.
Work began Monday morning on Bowen with planing operations. Paving should be done towards the end of the week.
“Certainly it’s going to cause some inconvenience, admits. This is what will occupy us the most this week. Emergency vehicles will be able to circulate, but otherwise the detour routes are the same as usual. ”
The City also recalls that, as part of the reconstruction of part of Grandes-Fourches Street North and Meadow Street, Wellington Street North will be completely closed to vehicular traffic between Albert and Frontenac streets from Wednesday, for up to four weeks. The sidewalk on the west side of Wellington Street North can be used from one end to the other, while the sidewalk on the east side will be accessible from both sides to Meadow Street. Parking will be free at Webster and La Grenouillère parking lots.
Four projects have been completed or will be completed this week. This involves the repair of Chemin Saint-Roch South, between Bertrand-Fabi Street and University Boulevard, resurfacing Papineau Street, between King Street East and 10th Avenue North, as well as resurfacing of the bike path on 12th Avenue North, between the streets of Montpellier and Véronique.
Forty projects are still underway in Sherbrooke.