Highway 40 construction in Kirkland to be completed by the fall

By Rhonda Massad

Highway 40 at the St. Marie exit in Kirkland has been under construction since summer 2013. The construction according to Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson will be done by the fall.

The large bowl like hole in the ground on the service road in front of the Colisée movie complex will serve as a catch basin. The construction will continue throughout the summer with no breaks. 

Kirkland will also start repaving St. Charles road from Beaconsfield to Highway 440. “This will be very inconvenient for our residents but maintaining our road network is a priority,” explained Gibson.

Kirkland allocates close to $7 million each year to road network maintenance. This year residents can expect to see repairs to Canvin, Bruce, Dragon, Michel, Viger and St. Charles. Kirkland will spend an additional $500,000 on sidewalks this year. 

Resident Jasen Driver, who lives in the Timberlea area of Kirkland, crosses the construction on the 40 everyday to get to work. “At first I found it inconvenient but then when I thought it over I am happy I live in a town that takes good care of our roads,” Driver told The Suburban in an interview.
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