SHERBROOKE, QUE. — The federal and Quebec governments have announced the start of construction on the third and final component of phase two of the Highway 410 extension at Lennoxville.
Totalling $32 million, work on this component consists of building nearly four kilometres of highway between where Highway 410 currently ends, at the Route 108 interchanges, and the new roundabout on Route 108 near Glenday Road, states a July 18 release. Work on the new four-lane divided highway will also include the construction of bridges and culverts.
Phase two work is being done over a three-year period, from 2018 to 2021, at an estimated cost of $75 million. The federal government is contributing $37.2 million through the New Building Canada Fund — Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure component while the government of Quebec is providing $37.8 million.
The extension of Highway 410 is the Quebec Transport Department’s largest project in Estrie in the last 25 years. The extension is being carried out in two phases: phase one, which was gradually implemented from 2010 to 2015, and phase two, which is currently underway and began in spring 2018.
Phase two includes the construction of two bridges over the Massawippi River, one in each direction.