The director of public affairs at CAA-Quebec, Nicolas Ryan, thinks that it would be unfair to criticize the current government for the many works and that it would be better to go back 40 years in time, because the infrastructures have been in deficit for a long time in the province.
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In an interview with QUB Radio, Mr. Ryan mentioned that the worst roads in Canada were found in Quebec.
“There are maintenance issues from year to year. This is expensive for motorists. The work was planned, but the closure of a complete tube was not in the boxes at the start. Three years may seem short to some and long to others. That said, working from home lightens the road network a bit. You can also use more active transportation or carpool. With the small solutions, we can contribute to the collective good and reduce the waiting time for the crossings”, he mentioned at the microphone of Richard Martineau.
Mr. Ryan, who lives near the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine bridge-tunnel, is able to see the congestion on a daily basis. He mentioned that the situation escalated a few weeks ago already.
A trip that took nine minutes takes 40-45 minutes. It pushed back up to the entire 25. This morning, we were talking about 30 minutes. People have planned accordingly today,” he said.
However, the latter advises that traffic will be disrupted on a day when there will be an accident, for example. He recommends drivers use an app to find alternative routes to their destination. “Planning makes things better,” he added.