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Quebec, Canada governments promise funds for Saint-Hyacinthe grade crossing


The governments of Canada and Quebec announced Monday that will each invest CA$4 million to build a grade crossing as part of the extension of the Casavant Ouest boulevard in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

The monies will come from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund, according to a press release issued by Infrastructure Canada.

The Small Communities Fund is a federal-provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada, in partnership with the provinces and territories.

The city will invest over CA$18.4 million in connection with the project’s grading, for a total of nearly CA$26.5 million in government and municipal investments.
Local residents have been waiting for the project's development since 2006, said Saint-Hyacinthe Mayor Claude Corbeil.

"It will provide better connections among different sectors of the city and improve traffic flow in the heart of an urban core whose origins date back more than 250 years," Corbeil said

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