Work until the end of June on rue Dunant

Works until&rsquo ;at the end of June on rue Dunant

In Sherbrooke, the City will begin construction work on a bicycle lane on Rue Dunant on Monday. (File photo)

In Sherbrooke, the City will begin construction work on a bicycle lane on rue Dunant on Monday. The latter will be installed between Belvédère Sud and de Kingston streets.

The work will take place until the end of June. In particular, they aim to remove the right turn ramp at the intersection of Dunant and Belvédère Sud streets. Changes will also be made to traffic lights.

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We are going to carry out work to reconfigure the intersection. What we are doing is we are condemning a right turn ramp which is not ideal, I would say, for pedestrians and cyclists crossing here. We come to do this work, because we are building one-way bike lanes on Dunant Street, explains the liaison officer for the Urban Infrastructure Department, David Bombardier.

During this work, traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times, unless unforeseen, specifies the City of Sherbrooke in a press release. However, the turning lanes will not be accessible, which could lead to a little more waiting at the intersection.

Motorists will be able to drive at 30 km/h in the area during the works.

At the same time, work will be carried out to allow a telecommunications company to rebuild an access shaft on rue du Conseil, between rue Murray and 4th Avenue South.

This portion of rue du Conseil will be completely closed to automobile traffic until June 23. The City specifies that the sidewalk will remain free for pedestrians.