INVESTMENTS FOR A PERFORMING METROPOLIS
MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The overall investments of the 2011-2013
Three-year Capital Investment Program, totalling $3.92 billion, aim to
enhance the quality of Montrealers' communities as well as rehabilitate
municipal infrastructures and installations.
"For a number of years now, my administration has supported one of the
most extensive construction programs in the history of Montréal in an
effort to make up for past neglect, protect our assets and leave future
generations a legacy of quality infrastructures. And I am particularly
proud of that. In 2011, we are not only accelerating our investments in
waterworks and continuing to renew our roadways, but we also wish to
maintain investment in our sports and recreation facilities, our parks
and our heritage," said Mayor Gérald Tremblay.
More than $1.1 billion will be invested in 2011 alone, with $790 million
dedicated to protecting city assets and $350 million to Montréal
economic development and the construction of new installations.
"With this investment program, our administration is going beyond the
services we offer on a daily basis to Montrealers. We place great
importance on the rehabilitation and modernization of our
infrastructures. We are also staying the course with our major
projects. In 2011, we will be committed as never before to going
forward while taking care of our city, of its assets and of its
future," declared Mr. Alan DeSousa, Vice-president of the Executive
Committee responsible for the finance portfolio.
Invest in rehabilitating and modernizing our infrastructures
In 2011, $360 million will be allocated to the aqueduct and sewer
networks, of which $111 million will be dedicated to bringing
drinking-water treatment up to standard and $24 million to upgrading
water production plants, pumping stations and reservoirs. Another $155
million will be invested in renewal and rehabilitation of water and
sewer systems and $7 million will be allocated to start-up work on
disinfecting sewage to improve the quality of waste water released into
the St. Lawrence and des Prairies rivers.
Moreover, more than $190 million will be allocated to the repair and
renovation of the road network, which extends over more than 5,040 km.
Improve communities, the environment and safety
In 2011, the municipal administration will spend $14.5 million to launch
four renovation projects to upgrade arenas: the Verdun Auditorium, and
the Denis Savard (Verdun), Doug-Harvey
(Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) and Raymond-Préfontaine
To respond to the needs of families, $14 million will be invested in
local parks and $7 million in landscape work on major parks. As of
2011, an annual investment of $9 million will help to expand the
existing bicycle path network of 530 km with the addition of 50 km of
The city also recognizes the wealth of its heritage and believes that it
serves as a cultural, social and economic lever for the metropolis. To
preserve this rich patrimony, $5 million will be reserved for the
restoration of heritage buildings, such as the Marché Bonsecours and
the maison Hélène-de-Champlain, while $16 million will be allocated to
developing Vieux-Montréal, the historic heart of the metropolis.
In an effort to make services more accessible, Montréal also will
disburse nearly $320,000 to complete work to facilitate mobility in a
dozen municipal buildings. Moreover, to ensure the safety of its
citizens, the city will continue to modernize its 2,000 traffic lights
with a 2011 investment of nearly $5.7 million. Moreover, Montréal will
allocate $14 million to the renovation of fire stations and renewal of
its vehicle stock.
Stimulate city economy and development
Montréal is a major partner in various large projects to develop the
city as a metropolis. In 2011, the city will maintain its investment in
important projects with an injection of nearly $125 million. Of this
amount, notably, $27 million will be dedicated to the redevelopment of
the Bonaventure expressway, $19 million to infrastructure work around
the construction site of the Glen campus of the McGill University
Health Centre, $35 million to the completion of construction on the
Quartier des spectacles and $7 million to infrastructures and
development of the Griffintown project.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif
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