Fermeture du pont du Curé-Marchand à la circulation et un appel aux citoyens aînés, le maire de Drummondville fait le point (Closure of the Curé-Marchand bridge to traffic and an appeal to senior citizens, the mayor of Drummondville takes stock)
During a biweekly press briefing by municipal authorities, the mayor of Drummondville, Yves Grondin, gave an update on the situation in Drummondville with regard to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He took the opportunity to announce the closure of the Curé-Marchand bridge to automobile traffic and appealed to senior citizens to ensure that they scrupulously respect the directives issued by the Quebec government. Since the city observed a large pedestrian traffic on the Curé-Marchand bridge, and since the space dedicated to pedestrians is too narrow to respect the rules of physical distance, the city made the decision to close access to the bridge for motorists. Thus, as citizens still have the right to travel by walking or cycling, and these types of travel are increasing with the arrival of spring, they will be able to use the entire bridge to circulate, while respecting the distance of two meters between each.