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Argenteuil member of the Québec National Assembly Agnès Grondin announced new gas-tax funding for municipalities in the province.

Pilot project aims to make drivers take their time on Route 329 in Gore

If you are heading north to the chalet or for camping, slow down on Route 329 in Gore.

Québec Minister of Transport François Bonnardel and Argenteuil member of the legislature Agnès Grondin have announced a pilot project to reduce the speed limit on sections of the highway.

The speed limit was previously 90 kilometres per hour, but is now 70 kilometres per hour between chemin du Lac-Chevreuil and chemin Arnott. The speed limit is now 80 kilometres per hour between chemin Arnott and chemin Scott.

Temporary signage has been installed to notify drivers of the changes.

Grondin acknowledged speed has been an issue on the highway for a while.

“Today’s announcement proves once again that the government is listening to citizens who have been calling for a solution for ten years to counter excessive speed and noise on scenic Route 329,” she said.

The section of Route 329 between chemin du Lac-Chevreuil and chemin Arnott is also part of a pilot project to analyze the influence of highway line marking on how drivers obey the posted speed limit.

Beginning in mid-August, a series of transverse bands of lines closer together on either side of the traffic lane will create the illusion of a vehicle accelerating. The bands are designed to make drivers more aware of their speed.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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