Couillard Construction has contracted Activa Environnement to carry out environmental monitoring for the construction of the 5th section (Phase III) of Highway 85 in the municipality of Saint-Honoré-du-Témiscouata.
More precisely, the mandate consists of professional support for the preparation of environmental protection action plans, environmental monitoring of the construction site and validation of soil contamination.
Route 185 extends 101 km from Highway 20 to the New Brunswick border. Built in the early 1970s, it represents a strategic link between the municipalities that it passes through as well as other regions of Quebec and the Maritime provinces. For approximately twenty years, the Quebec Department of Transport (MTQ) has been actively upgrading Route 185 into an expressway over a 94 km stretch between Rivière-du-Loup and the New Brunswick border. The first two phases of the project were completed in 2011 and 2015, respectively. Phase III of the project, the construction of which has been ongoing since 2018, will complete Highway 85 between Saint-Antonin and Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!.