Major reconstruction work has taken place on Acadie Avenue/Amirault Street, between Allain Gilette Street and Chartersville Road.
This portion of the road is one of the city's busiest stretches, used daily by 24,000 motorists. It was in poor condition and hadn't been upgraded since 1984. Climate change and floods are becoming increasingly frequent, thus making it more than necessary to undertake this work.
Assessed at 13.5 million dollars, this project was become the biggest roadway infrastructure project in the municipality's history. While the Acadie Avenue/Amirault Street stretch has been designated as a provincial roadway, the municipality recognizes its importance in its traffic network and its significant use by the residents; hence the reason why the City of Dieppe decided to make a financial commitment to this large-scale project.
This project is the culmination of several years of work and discussions with the provincial and federal government. The municipality is very grateful that these levels of government have recognized the project as a priority for Dieppe.
The street underwent a complete transformation. A multi-purpose path, left turning lanes, curbs and sidewalks along developed land were added; and more importantly, the road was be elevated by about 1 metre in order reduce the potential for flooding.
The final layer of asphalt will be completed in 2016.