Ten Pontiac projects move forward- More than $180 million for Outaouais road work


Allyson Beauregard

MRC PONTIAC AND PONTIAC – The Government of Québec will invest $180,268,000 by 2022 to maintain and improve its road network in the Outaouais region. Of the 62 approved projects announced on February 25, eight are in the MRC Pontiac and two are in the Municipality of Pontiac.
“The Outaouais region has an extensive road network that is essential to our economy, and economic and social development. These investments will improve our travel, but also contribute to the creation and maintenance of jobs,” said Mathieu Lacombe, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for the Outaouais region.
In the Municipality of Pontiac, preparation work will begin this year to repave Highway 148 in the four-lane section between Lebrun and des Pères Dominicains Roads in 2021-2022. Culverts on 3rd Concession Road will be repaired this year.
Work will be done this year to maintain the bridge in Portage-du-Fort on Highway 30, crossing over the Ottawa River, and in Waltham, the bridge on Lac Cahill Road, crossing the Black River, will be repaired.
Preparation work to repave Highway 301 in Otter Lake between Highway 366 and Stephens Road will begin this year and paving will be done in 2021-2020.
In Bristol, the bridge on Eleventh Line Road crossing the Quyon River will be reconstructed in 2021-2020 and work will be done in Campbell’s Bay on Front Street between Leslie Street and Highway 148.
The bridge on Bank Road over Wilson Creek in Litchfield will be rebuilt and repair of the Marchand Bridge in Mansfield will continue.
The Monseigneur-Martel Bridge on Wilson Road in Ile-du-Grand-Calumet will be refurbished in 2021-2022.