The Côte-des-Neiges-NDG borough council has given the green light to its road and sidewalk repair programs for the summer of 2014.
A total of 25 repair projects will be carried out on 22 roads in the five CDN-NDG districts from July to September 2014, including sidewalk repairs, paving and the replacement of manhole covers.
Both the 2013 and 2014 programs will be carried out simultaneously this summer.
The delay was due to the new law that requires approval from the Autorité des marchés financiers, a body responsible for reviewing large contracts awarded to the private sector.
As there will be work being done almost everywhere, with two years worth of projects being completed at the same time, Snowdon district councillor Marvin Rotrand pointed to the need for a good communications plan to keep residents informed.
CDN councillor Magda Popeanu suggested that colour codes be used to indicate the status and priority of the work, such as red for emergency, yellow for work planned, and green for good condition.
No specific details of the arrangement were discussed during the meeting, but Public Works director Jean Mercier agreed to set up communication tools to better inform the population.
A $7.1 million loan has also been approved to finance the work.