Montreal will spend nearly $1.2 billion more on construction this year

Apr 16 2018, 6:26 pm

More construction is on the way in Montreal as the city announced today that it will be investing over $1.1 billion in public works projects.

Montreal’s 2018 construction plan would be repairing and rehabilitating over 450 km of roadways, water and sewer pipes, sidewalks, and aqueducts.

The city will spend $1.1 billion on the projects, which is an increase of over $490 million compared to 2017.

The main construction sites in Montreal for 2018 will be:

  • Rosemont reservoir: 40% increase in the total water reserve
  • Eastern looping: reducing the vulnerability of drinking water supply
  • Atwater intake protection: securing the raw water intake
  • Retention basins: William, Rockfield, and Lavigne
  • Ozone disinfection plant
  • Rue Sainte-Catherine, between Bleury and Mansfield Streets
  • Rue Saint-Hubert, between Bellechasse and Jean-Talon Streets
  • SRB-Pie-IX, between Pont Pie-IX and Avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin (preparatory works)
  • Peel Street, between Des Pins Avenue and Sherbrooke Street
  • Laurentien and Lachapelle Boulevards: completion of work and development of a new east-west bicycle link
  • Vélorue Saint-André, between Cherrier Street and Laurier Avenue

“This is an ambitious program that we are unveiling today in order to reduce the maintenance deficit that is destroying our infrastructures, particularly those of water, which are so essential,” said Sylvain Ouellet, Executive Committee member responsible for urban planning, in a release.

“We are aware that the projects have an impact on the daily life of Montrealers, but these investments are necessary and the only option responsible.”

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