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The agreement of the elected representatives of the island of Orleans is essential to the realization of a third link, supports the mayor of Lévis.
Gilles Lehouillier, presented Thursday the achievements of the first year of his second term. The head of the list, he cited the third link, which is now preferred by the new government of the Coalition Avenir Québec.
But if it is located to the east, Mr. Lehouillier has stressed that it will have to be in agreement with the mayors of the island of Orleans.
“We must ensure that we have the agreement of the prefect of the island of Orleans, we had the agreement of the elected representatives of the island of Orleans. From the moment it was the agreement of the elected representatives of the island of Orleans, I think we can proceed.”
He said he was in tune with the minister of Transport, François Bonnardel, he met a Tuesday, and who wants to link the project to the bridge of the island of Orleans.
Referring to a statement he had made before the campaign, to the effect that he favoured a tunnel to join Quebec city and Lévis, he stated that it was his “personal choice”. “Once I said that, how can bind the bridge to the island with it, it is a possibility that I do not know because I am not a specialist in this matter.”
The first elected Lévis has repeated that the prefect of the MRC of the island, Harold Christmas, was in agreement with the third link. However, this last set of concerns to the Newspaper, last week, regarding compliance with the timelines for the replacement of the bridge, and to respect the heritage character of the island. It was suggested that there could be an “outcry” if the third link involves the passage of a highway on the island.
“If the scenario is to pass a highway, it will be seen at that time. What I can tell you is that we agree with the warden that it is necessary to preserve the heritage integrity of the island of Orleans,” said Mr. Lehouillier, having said that it should not be a hindrance.
“It should not be an obstacle to the realization of the third link. It is necessary to ensure they have the best formula to achieve the third link. I have confidence in the leadership of the government to succeed this operation.”