Projected value of Beaconsfield sound wall skyrockets to $46 million

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The price of constructing a sound wall alongside Freeway 20 in Beaconsfield has greater than doubled in 5 years, in keeping with a preliminary examine by the Quebec Transport Ministry (MTQ).

The MTQ had pegged the price of a wall at $20.5 million in 2015, however that determine has now been revised to $46.6 million, a rise of 127 per cent.

Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle stated he was shocked by the fee enhance for a five-kilometre wall on the south aspect of Freeway 20.

“We’re now speaking about $10 million per kilometre of wall,” he stated.

“This can be a substantial enhance contemplating that the MTQ’s pre-project examine is simply on the preliminary stage.”

In 2015, Beaconsfield  reached an “advantageous” verbal settlement with then Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poëti. The province provided to choose up 75 per cent of the tab of a brand new sound wall, with town on the hook for 25 per cent.

Beaconsfield’s share then was roughly $5 million, nevertheless it has now climbed to $11.65 million.