MONTRÉAL, Jan. 31, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The mayor of Montréal, Ms. Valérie Plante, and the chair of the executive committee, in charge of finance, Mr. Benoit Dorais, have presented Montréal's Three-Year Capital Works Program, for 2018-2020. The program covers a variety of projects and programs that the city plans to carry out or undertake over the next three years. Thus, the 2018-2020 Program provides for investments totaling $6,383 M over the next three years.
"The projects detailed in this first Three-Year Capital works Program are in line with the priorities that Montrealers have outlined for us during the past few months. This Program provides investments in our assets, thus allowing us to build the Montréal of tomorrow, and to improve the well-being and quality of life of our citizens", said Ms. Valérie Plante, mayor of Montréal.
"Since the beginning of our term, we have taken the time to analyze all projects, to question certain decisions, and to set new priorities according to our values. We are investing massively for the city to continue to work towards meeting the needs of its citizens, and creating a pleasant, safe and dynamic environment", added Mr. Dorais.
The 2018-2020 Program provides for a total amount of $6,383 M in investments, of which $2,085 M are for 2018, $2,158 M for 2019 and $2,140 M for 2020.
Investments will be allotted as follows:
$2,194 M, or 34.4%;
-Environment and underground infrastructures:
$1,923 M, or 30.1%;
-Buildings and land:
$1,147 M, or 18.0%;
-Parks, green spaces and playing fields:
$694 M, or 10.9%;
-Furnishings and office equipment:
$232 M, or 3.6%;
$112 M, or 1.8%;
-Machinery, specialized tools and equipment:
$64 M, or 1.0%;
$15 M, or 0.2%.
A main focus: water and road infrastructures
The increase in investments in water and road infrastructures remains this Program's main focus. Consequently, 65% of investments, or $4,117 M, are allotted to road and underground infrastructures. These investments aim to eliminate the deficits in road maintenance over the next five years, and in the maintenance of waterworks and the sewer system over the next 10 years. This amount will also be used in the regular and ongoing maintenance of water and road infrastructures.
Important investments in water infrastructures remain necessary in order to offset the maintenance deficit of past years and to maintain water-related assets in good condition. For 2018-2020, an amount of $1,682.1 M will be allotted to water infrastructures, of which $537.4 M in 2018. The Program's main investments in water infrastructures are as follows:
- $513.1 M for the secondary water main and sewer network renovation program
- $207.6 M for the ozone wastewater disinfection project
- $103.8 M for projects to modernize the four drinking water production plants (Atwater, Des Baillets, Pierrefonds and Pointe-Claire)
- $161.5 M for work operations on the Rockfield, William, Lavigne, Leduc and Saint-Thomas retention structures
- $127.1 M for the Rosemont and McTavish reservoirs and pumping stations
- $113.5 M for work on the network of primary water lines
- $69.1 M for sewer collectors
- $68.4 M for the Plan d'alimentation des réseaux de l'ouest (including the modernization of the Lachine and Dorval drinking water production plants)
Investments for boroughs
Investments for boroughs total $537.1 M for 2018-2020, which represents a 20.3% hike in comparison with the last Three-Year Capital Works Program. The new Program's corporate budgets, also include several projects and programs in support to boroughs, for a total amount of $861.0 M. This brings the total amounts allotted to boroughs to $1,398.1 M.
The Program' s main projects and programs are shown in the schedule to this press release.
Cash payments of capital assets
The TCWP 2018-2020 again marks significant new growth stemming from the strategy to increase cash payments of capital assets by $120 M compared to the previous TCWP. The amount of $1,200M for the current financial year is allocated as follows:
- $320 M for 2018
- $400 M for 2019
- $480 M for 2020
The cash payment of capital assets under the 2018-2020 Three-Year Capital Works Program totals $1,378.7M, an increase of 6.7% compared with the previous triennium.
The documents related to the 2018-2020 Three-Year Capital Works Program are available on the city's website: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca .
SCHEDULE – MAIN PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS OF THE 2018-2020 Three-Year Capital Works Program:
- Supplementary road levelling and surfacing program aimed at quickly improving road quality: $416.9 M (currently under review)
- Repair of main traffic arteries: $298.9 M
- Repair of local roads, in addition to boroughs efforts: $223.8 M
- Road rehabilitation through levelling and surfacing: $164 M (currently under review)
- Upgrading street lighting (including the project to replace streetlamps): $90.9 M
- Repair of road structures to ensure their safety and continuity: $62.0 M
- Redevelopment work on major traffic arteries and commercial arteries:
- Redevelopment of Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest: $123,395 M
- Reconstruction of Boulevard Pie-IX: $72.5 M
- Redevelopment of Plaza St-Hubert: $61,415 M
- Réseau express vélo (Express bike path network) program and development of the bike path network: ($50 M); project to develop and optimize the BIXI bike-sharing system: $9.4 M
- Investments of $165.7 M in Parc Jean-Drapeau to maintain and develop the asset (including the upgrading of infrastructures at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve)
- Redevelopment of upgrading of large parks, spanning the entire urban agglomeration of Montréal: $58.8 M
- Construction of five residual material processing infrastructures (two biomethanization processing centres, two composting centres, and a pilot preprocessing centre): $189.6 M; construction of a sorting centre for recyclable materials: $22.6 M
- Continued infrastructure work with the aim of promoting private investment and urban requalification in several sectors:
- Completion of the final phase of the Quartier des spectacles, the development of the Place des Arts and Esplanade Clark sector: $58.5 M
- Support for the completion of the Campus Outremont and surroundings project: $44.7 M
- Consolidation of efforts deployed in Griffintown (total project value of close to $219M): $34.5 M
- Investments in social and community housing, thereby reaffirming the municipal administration's intention to support the development of quality affordable housing: $22.6 M, including $15 M for land acquisition
- Continuing support for projects and programs in connection with the 2013-2025 Montréal Aquatic Intervention Plan: $76 M
- Implementation of a program to upgrade municipal arenas in support of the boroughs: $50.7 M
- Consolidation and development of Montréal's library network, and continued implementation of RFID technology: $63.8 M
- Protection of property assets held by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) and the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM), and development of a multipurpose hub at the SPVM: $79.1 M
- Completion of innovative projects at Space for life:
- Transformation of the Insectarium: $25.1 M
- Maintenance of assets at the Botanical Garden: $23.4 M
- Modernization of the Biodôme: $18.2 M
- Investment in information technologies, including the development of applications integrating crowdsourcing (including the new Info-Neige application, and active transportation analysis and planning), the deployment of Wi-Fi across the city, and online payments of various permits: $224.4 M
- Replacement programs for the fleet of specialized vehicles and equipment, including SPVM and SIM vehicles: $124.0 M
- Age-friendly City program, and universal access to make Montréal a city that favours active aging and is accessible to all people (including the transformation of parks, the redevelopment of public parks, and the development of picnic areas): $9 M
- Green corridor program focused on the creation of green corridors that encourage active and sustainable mobility while protecting natural environments and biodiversity: $3.3 M
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet de la mairesse et du comité exécutif
For further information: Source : Geneviève Jutras, attachée de presse de la mairesse, Cabinet de la mairesse et du comité exécutif, 514 243-1268; Youssef Amane, attaché de presse du comité exécutif, Cabinet de la mairesse et du comité exécutif, 438 832-1221; Renseignements : Gonzalo Nunez, relationniste, Service des communications, 514 868-1127