$400 million for the improvement of the Québec road network
The road network is an essential tool in the economic development of Québec as a whole, and particularly the regions. Many roads in Québec require major repairs, but it is also important that their preventive maintenance not be neglected, to obviate the need for even more costly repairs in a few years time.
The public-sector investment acceleration plan devotes $400 million to improvement of the road network, which is the first phase of a $3-billion, ten-year action plan set out by the Minister of Transport.
In 2002-2003, the ministère des Transports was scheduled to make investments of $990 million, which allowed work to be begun on the Greater Montréal Area Transportation Management Plan, the Capitale Nationale transportation plan and the regional action plans announced in the last Budget. With the injection of $400 million under the new plan, the ministère des Transports will perform work worth $1 390 million in 2002-2003.