Construction work on Highway 105 will begin this spring to improve road condition
On December 14, Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, and Robert Bussière, Member of Parliament for Gatineau, announced work on Highway 105 this spring.
“Highway 105 is vital for transportation and the development of our region,” said Bussière. “Its rehabilitation and maintenance are equally important. I heard the people of the region. That is why our government is working to improve Highway 105 in a sustainable way.”
After public tenders, contracts were given for pavement and paving repairs in the Gracefield and Messines and Kazabazua areas. In 2023, the work will focus on rehabilitation of 4.5 kilometers of roadway between Point Comfort Road and the northern boundary of Gracefield, along with drainage and culvert replacement. This work is part of the Gracefield Pavement Rehabilitation Project. The total investment for the project is approximately $6.6 million.
Later, in 2023-2024, 4.2 kilometers will be paved in Kazabazua and 4 kilometers in Messines. This work is part of a larger project that aims to pave roads in various municipalities in 2023-2024. The total amount awarded to the project is $15.5 million.
This project is only part of a larger plan that includes 10 other projects that will allow 73 kilometers of work to be completed in eight municipalities over the next five years.
The Quebec Government created a response plan last June to fix the highway. The plan will run until 2027. The goal is to improve the highway, as it is an important piece of infrastructure for the economic development of the MRC La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. The plan will be updated annually, after the Ministry of Transportation and Sustainable Mobility announces its investments.
These 10 other projects include: 8.7 km in Bois-Franc, 320 metres in Egan South, 9.7 km in Maniwaki, 5.4 km in Messines, 9.3 km in Gracefield, 6.2 km in Kazabazua, 17.8 km in Low, and 4.2 km in La Pêche.
The government reassures residents that they will be conducting increased road monitoring and will continue maintenance operations, such as pothole repairs, while the work progresses.
Photo credit: courtesy of Transport Quebec.