Start of construction work on the Robert-Cliche Highway (73) extension to

ST-GEORGES, QC, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Robert Dutil, Quebec Minister of Revenue and Member of the National Assembly for Beauce-Sud, acting on behalf of Julie Boulet, Quebec's Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Member of Parliament for Beauce, had the pleasure of announcing today the start of construction on the extension of the Robert-Cliche Highway (73) to Saint-Georges. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held to kick off this major construction project.

"Today's event is very important for the citizens of the Beauce region. With the start of construction extending north from Saint-Georges, we are taking one more step towards the completion of this project that will link Saint-Georges to Highway 73. Through major investments and involvement, our government is once again demonstrating its strong desire to build a highway that is reliable and efficient, and that meets the needs of this region," said Minister Dutil.

"This groundbreaking ceremony is an excellent example of what the Government of Canada is doing to keep the economy going in the Beauce region and the rest of Canada," said Mr. Bernier. "The construction of new lanes will also contribute to driver safety and ease traffic congestion."

The work mainly involves twinning Highway 204 to four lanes and includes constructing a roundabout, paving the highway and putting in place the structural foundation of the impressive bridge that will be built over the Famine River.

SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: For further information: Mathieu St-Pierre, Press Secretary, Office of the Quebec Minister of Revenue, 418-652-6835; Renée Farrell, Communications Officer, Office of the Honourable Maxime Bernier, 418-227-2171; Fabien Bilodeau, Chaudière-Appalaches Directorate, Ministère des Transports du Québec, 418-839-5581

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