November 1st rains: the entire accessible road network
All the portions of roads, motorways and roads that were closed following the rains of November 1st are now accessible to users.
The Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ) staff worked tirelessly to restore the roads damaged by the heavy rains that hit the Estrie region.
During the floods on Friday, November 1, some thirty sections of the region had been damaged. Only the bridge on Hyatt’s Mills Road in Compton, above the Moe River, is inaccessible.
In almost a week, almost all sections of closed roads were reopened after work sometimes colossal, executed in record time, in difficult conditions, reports the MTQ in a press release.
Floods and incidents caused by strong winds have resulted in the closure of 33 sections of road on the MTQ network, which includes the Brome-Missisquoi and Haute-Yamaska RCMs.
Several damages had required rapid interventions to ensure the safety of users, it adds.
The work consisted mainly of backfilling major erosions that occurred throughout the entire network in Estrie, particularly on Route 141 in Magog, 214 in Scotstown, 251 in Johnville and 255 in Bishopton.
The MTQ had to replace water-washed culverts, particularly on Route 216 in Stoke, Stratford Road in Stratford, and George-Bonnallie Road in Eastman.
Various other network repairs were required, including culverts on Highway 147 between Compton and Coaticook.
Repairing the damage caused by the heavy rains necessitated the use of 26 MTQ multifunctional trucks, the use of some 60 drivers of these multifunctional vehicles, the mobilization of 24 team leaders, the contribution of some 20 workers and a dozen technicians.