Making Talbot boulevard safer, but also more beautiful is the challenge that has launched the Talbot area in the last few years. Their goal is about to be realized, as the first phase of work is officially launched. In a 5-7 Wednesday, traders and the mayor of Saguenay, Jean Tremblay, gathered at the factory malted Way to celebrate the event.
“We will do a sidewalk three meters, which will be for bicycles and pedestrians, with a separation in the middle. There will be banners on the median and plantations also. We want to give a more human side to our boulevard, “says the CEO of Talbot area, Guylaine Vezina.
In addition to these changes, three new pedestrian crossings will be built in the area, which lies between the street and the street of Chicoutimi Laurentians. On the same stretch of the boulevard, fifteen bus shelters will be installed.
The work should be completed in 2017. The first phase addresses only one side of the boulevard, the direction of Laterriere, and should be completed this year. The second phase, which is to change the other way, should take a little more time, since we must move electrical son.
“It helps a lot to have an association for all businesses. Previously, the City had difficulty knowing what we should do or not do, “said the mayor.
According to him, since the beginning of his term, a lot of investment went to central cities and now we must dwell a little more Talbot Boulevard.
“You are the heart of commerce here, said Jean Tremblay when he addressed the sixty people present for the launch. In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, this is where trade happens. ”
Moreover, he believes that even if the work will change much the face of Talbot Boulevard, the mall must do their part too, especially to change the parking lots.
Talbot area is a combination of different shops that are located on the boulevard, the nursery Laterriere the roundabout, in addition to firms located on adjacent streets.