The liberal government is committed to extend highway 73 to Saint-Georges, in the Beauce region. The highway will be transformed into an urban boulevard until it merges with route 173, at the exit of the city.
The minister for Transport Véronyque Tremblay was in the Beauce region on Friday to announce the launch of the opportunity study from this extension. This study will determine the best layout for this new boulevard and give an idea of costs. It will be delivered within about a year.
The mayor of Saint-Georges Claude Morin wanted a few months ago an extension of type highway, so that the 73 goes eventually up to the borders of Maine. It is, however, rallied to the position of the liberal government and was at the announcement Friday of the boulevard.
This boulevard will serve as the bypass route of the town of Saint-Georges, in order to decongest the traffic and to avoid that heavy trucks are not to be found in the city centre. In January, a fatal accident involving a truck occurred in the city center of Saint-Georges.
More details to come…