Anyone who’s been stuck in traffic around downtown Hawkesbury in the past months should brace themselves for some great news: Bon Pasteur street is scheduled to open this week, potentially on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Paving started on June 5, but was interrupted by rain. According to Project Manager Guillaume Boudrias, work resumed on the morning of June 6.

The final stage of construction needed to wait for the connecting link under the Bon Pasteur – McGill intersection to be completed, work that was to occur over two weekends.

However, the link was completed over the weekend of May 26 and 27.

“The guys worked over 40 hours in two and a half days to get it finished in one weekend,” said Boudrias.

With traffic jams of a seldom-seen magnitude become a regular occurence at Hawkesbury’s rush hours, this news should bring relief to anyone driving through town on a regular basis.

For the complete story on the Bon Pasteur and Regent street projects, refer to Review article “Bon Pasteur Street and Regent Street: What’s the story?”, published on February 26, 2018.