2016-2018 Three-Year Capital Works Program - Boroughs - Investments up 23% to help the boroughs improve local services

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Mayor Denis Coderre and Pierre Desrochers, chairman of the city's executive committee, announced today that a total of $1.1 billion will be invested in the city's 19 boroughs as part of the Montréal 2016-2018 Three-Year Capital Works Program.

The amount allocated to borough investments as part of the 2016-2018 Three-Year Capital Works Program stands at $459.4 million, up 23% compared to the previous Program which stood at $374 million. The corporate budgets supporting borough projects and programs amount to $682.2 million, for total borough investments of $1,141.6 million, including the urban agglomeration section of the Ville-Marie borough.

"As with the 2015-2017 Three-Year Capital Works Program, the amounts allocated to the boroughs included in the 2016-2018 Three-Year Capital Works Program are well above the sums allocated in the past. The investments dedicated to the boroughs stand at $459 million, an increase of $85 million compared to the previous Three-Year Capital Works Program and $147 million more than in the 2014-2016 Program. In the corporate budgets, $682 million is earmarked for local programs to support the boroughs. This is an increase of 175% compared to the 2014-2016 Three-Year Capital Works Program, which stood at $248 million. Investments in the boroughs total $1,141.6 million. This is a considerable amount which reflects our belief that the boroughs play an important role, which is based on the proximity and broad knowledge of the needs of their citizens," said Mayor Coderre.

The investments that will be made as part of the $682.2 million municipal Three-Year Capital Works Program dedicated to projects or programs with borough responsibility include the following:

  • Program to repair the local road network                                    $180 million
  • Service yard project                                                                  $155.7 million
  • Program for the arenas                                                             $77.3 million
  • Supplementary road levelling and surfacing program                    $45 million
  • Urban forest plan – CAP and replacement of ash trees                $36 million
  • Program to build, renovate or expand libraries                             $35.5 million
  • Program to maintain road infrastructures                                    $30 million
  • Vehicle replacement program (boroughs)                                   $22.1 million
  • Construction projects – aquatic sports facilities                          $16.2 million
  • Program to upgrade aquatic facilities                                         $14 million
  • Program to rehabilitate ball parks                                              $13 million
  • Program to upgrade supra-local sports facilities                          $10 million

The investment highlights in the city's 19 boroughs as part of the 2016-2018 Three-Year Capital Works Program are as follows: 

AHUNTSIC-CARTIERVILLE

  • $7.2 million in the road repair program, including $2 million in 2016
  • The building protection program includes investments of $5 million, while the protection program for sports facilities includes investments of $4.1 million
  • $3.2 million in a program to develop parks
  • $2 million in the vehicle replacement program

ANJOU

  • $6.3 million in the building protection program, including $2.3 million in 2016
  • $4.6 million in the road repair and infrastructure program
  • Investment of $3.1 million in the park redevelopment program
  • An entertainment square will be built as part of the 375th anniversary of Montréal at a cost of $0.5 million

CÔTE-DES-NEIGES–NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE

  • $7.4 million for the road repair program
  • $2.5 million for the building repair program
  • $4.5 million for park development programs and projects
  • $3.3 million for the vehicle replacement program
  • $30.4 million for the urban reclassification project in the Namur–Jean-Talon Ouest area, near the Namur metro station

LACHINE

  • $2 million in 2016 to develop parks in the borough for a total of $4.4 million over three years
  • $3.9 million for pavement and sidewalk repair
  • $1.8 million for a building protection program

LASALLE

  • $6.0 million for the program to repair parks and swimming pools
  • $4.6 million for the building repair program, including $1 million for the extension of the Octogone Library in 2018
  • $3 million for the road repair program
  • $1.8 million for the vehicle replacement program

L'ÎLE-BIZARD–SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE

  • $4.1 million for the borough park program, including $2 million in 2018 for the L'Île-Bizard indoor pool and $1.5 million in 2017 for the soccer field's synthetic surface
  • $2.1 million for the road repair program
  • $1.3 million for the building repair program
  • $21.8 million as part of a $100-million project to replace the Jacques-Bizard Bridge

MERCIER–HOCHELEGA-MAISONNEUVE

  • $13.6 million for the building protection program, including $2.9 million for developing the HOMA Centre
  • $3.8 million for the vehicle replacement program
  • $3.7 million for the park redevelopment program, including $1.6 million in 2016
  • $3 million for the road repair program
  • $15 million as part of a $50-million project to extend Avenue de Souligny and Boulevard de l'Assomption, and for a new access to the port

MONTRÉAL-NORD

  • $7.6 million to repair local streets
  • $8.4 million to enhance the territory
  • $3.8 million for the program to protect sports buildings and $2.3 million for the program to protect administrative buildings

OUTREMONT

  • $3 million for the program to improve play areas
  • $2.8 million for the building protection program, including $1.6 million in 2016
  • $1.2 million for the road repair program
  • $74.5 million to continue the Outremont Campus project and surroundings

PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO

  • $7.8 million for the program to redevelop older parks, including $2.8 million in 2016
  • $3.4 million for the road repair program
  • $3 million to build a new library
  • $2.9 million for the program to protect administrative buildings

PLATEAU–MONT-ROYAL

  • $5.1 million for road infrastructure work, including $3.3 million for the infrastructure redevelopment program and $1.8 million for road repair
  • $2.9 million for the program to redevelop parks
  • $2.1 million for the program to replace motorized equipment
  • $2 million for the building protection program
  • $3.8 million for the triennium to revitalize the Saint-Viateur Est area 

RIVIÈRE-DES-PRAIRIES–POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES

  • $14.1 million for the program to develop and redevelop parks and playing fields
  • $11.5 million for the program to protect and develop community buildings, including $5.3 million allocated to the Maison de la culture de Rivière-des-Prairies and $4.4 million to repair recreation and community centres
  • $9.8 million for the road repair program, including $3.1 million in 2016
  • $8.3 million to rebuild Boulevard Maurice-Duplessis between the Boulevard Rivière-des-Prairies and Boulevard Armand-Chaput, as part of the development of the east-end commuter train station, in Rivière-des-Prairies
  • $4.5 million to redevelop Rue Sherbrooke Est between 40e Avenue and Rue Réal-Benoît

ROSEMONT–LA PETITE-PATRIE

  • $6.4 million for the program to redevelop older parks
  • $5.1 million for the road repair program, or $1.7 million annually
  • $4.5 million for the program to improve outdoor sports facilities
  • $25.8 million to replace underground infrastructure and develop Plaza Saint-Hubert  

SAINT-LAURENT

  • $14.2 million for the building protection program, including the Raymond-Bourque Arena ($1.2 million), Old Saint-Laurent Library ($3.2 million), chalet and swimming pool at Parc Hartenstein (4.8 million) and the recreation centre ($1.8 million)
  • $8.9 million for road infrastructure repair, including $5.4 million for road repair and $3.5 million for lighting fixtures
  • $7 million as part of the development master plan, especially in the Bois-Franc, Challenger Ouest, Édouard-Laurin and Philippe-Laheurte areas
  • $3.2 million for the park redevelopment program

SAINT-LÉONARD

  • $8.1 million for the road infrastructure, including $2.4 million in 2016
  • $12.9 million for the program to protect recreation, community and administrative centres
  • $2.2 million for the program to improve play areas

SUD-OUEST

  • $6.4 million for the road repair program
  • $4.5 million for the building protection program
  • $3.5 million for the program to redevelop older parks
  • $2.4 million for the vehicle replacement program, or $0.8 million annually
  • $46.5 million to develop public property and green spaces in the Griffintown area
  • $26 million to rehabilitate the business park in Pointe-Saint-Charles, including the construction of a watertight screen to contain hydrocarbons and groundwater, as well as a treatment plant

VERDUN

  • $11.3 million to replace the cooling system and rebuild the Verdun Auditorium
  • $9.5 million for the road repair program, including $3.4 million in 2016
  • $2.5 million to build an aquatic centre
  • $1.4 million for the program to redevelop parks and public squares

VILLE-MARIE

  • $58.3 million to implement the Quartier des gares ($44.5 million) and Quartier latin ($13.8 million) specific urban development programs
  • $10.5 million for the program to redevelop older parks
  • $5.8 million to develop public property in Chinatown
  • $4.2 million for the road repair program
  • $3.6 million for the program to install self-cleaning public toilets

VILLERAY–SAINT-MICHEL–PARC-EXTENSION


  • $8.8 million for the road repair program, including $3 million in 2016
  • $5.8 million for the building protection program
  • $4.3 million for the park redevelopment program
  • $29.2 million to develop a park at the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel and make a section available to the public in 2017, to mark Montréal's 375th anniversary

The 2016-2018 Three-Year Capital Works Program documents are available at www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/english.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: Source: Catherine Maurice, Attachée de presse, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, 514 346-7598; Information: Gonzalo Nunez, Relationniste, Service des communications, 514 868-1127


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