February 18, 2016 1:02 pm
Updated: February 18, 2016 8:05 pm

Majority of 2015 infrastructure goals achieved, says Montreal

WATCH ABOVE: The City of Montreal is giving itself a proverbial pat on the back for finishing an estimated 85 per cent of infrastructure work planned for 2015. Global's Tim Sargeant reports.


MONTREAL – The City of Montreal is giving itself the proverbial pat on the back for infrastructure work conducted last year.

$445 million was spent on roads, tunnels, water and sewage pipes, as well as retention basins.

The city’s point-man in charge of infrastructure said 85 per cent of the city’s goals were met.

“Mission accomplished,” councillor Lionel Perez wrote in a press release.

Montreal executive committee members Lionel Perez and Chantal Rouleau at a city hall press conference, Thursday, February 18, 2016.

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Despite the record amount of money spent on infrastructure upgrades, it still fell short of the $523 million that was budgeted.

Of the $187 million budgeted for 142 km of road repairs in Montreal, the city spent $180 million on 132 km.

To fix water and sewage pipes, including reservoirs, the city spent $210 million of the budgeted $257 million and fixed 103.5 km of Montreal’s pipes – the goal was 104 km.

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