This image taken from Google Earth shows the aerial view of the town with the layout of the new Richelieu by-pass drawn on. Although the construction works for the last stage have not started yet, one can see that the farmers involved have adjusted their fields for the alignment and easement of the new road.
Once this last sector is constructed huge 'euro-trucks' will not have to thunder into the town. At present they have to use the Avenue de Quebec; that is to say the perimeter road just outside the walls.
Maybe when the by-pass is completed, the new Mayor, Secretary-of-State Novelli, will be able to make more people park outside rather than inside the town's walls, as one would expect in a moated historic town designed originally for the horse and cart.