Transports Quebec has a plan in the works with the aim of reducing traffic in Montreal. As part of a "vast initiative" to improve the road network, the provincial transport authority wants to install reserved traffic lanes on six major highways around Montreal. Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region, Chantal Rouleau, and the Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced Wednesday that the government is moving forward with the project.\nThe government has yet to award a contract for the project but a preliminary study is underway to determine "the needs of the affected sectors and to propose solutions to be implemented on the targeted axes, namely highways 13, 20, 25, 440 and 640 as well as route 116."\nEditor's Choice: A Group Is Trying To Get Every Single Montrealer To Leave Food Outside On 1 Day This Month\nDubbed the Metropolitan Network of Reserved Lanes (RMVR), the proposed project will connect these roads to other "major projects on highways 15, 19, and 30, as well as route 132, according to a press release.\n"This is an important step in the realization of the ambitious plan to reduce traffic the metropolitan region," said Rouleau.\n"Rethinking access to transport hubs in the metropolitan region is one of our government's priorities, and we are taking action today to build the mobility of tomorrow."\nQuebec's RMVR plan was first proposed in the province's 2020-2027 infrastructure budget.\nAlong with the mentioned sectors that are planned, the study will evaluate the potential for other areas to be connected to the RMVR.\n👨👨👧👦🚗🚌Nous agissons pour bâtir la mobilité de demain en lançant un appel d'offres! Ce nouveau réseau jouera un rôle central pour les déplacements dans la région. Il permettra des rabattements efficaces sur les réseaux existants et ceux en développement, tels que le REM. #polqc pic.twitter.com/d9I2ace5Lf— Chantal Rouleau (@rouleauchantal) September 2, 2020\nIn March, Minister Rouleau announced that Montreal will be under major construction all the way through 2022, with the Viger, Ville-Marie, and Louis H. Lafontaine tunnels set to begin their restoration projects this year.\nThese projects represent a $1.1-billion dollar investment.\n"Today's announcement demonstrates your government's commitment to providing the suburbs of the metropolitan region with integrated public transit infrastructures that allow rapid service to the population," Minister Bonnardel said Wednesday.\n⚠️🚧La saison des chantiers est encore en activité. La vigilance est de mise et la signalisation orange doit toujours être respectée.Au Québec, les travaux routiers se poursuivent tant que les conditions météorologiques nous le permettent. 💪☀️ pic.twitter.com/IErvWxTAzV— Transports Québec (@Transports_Qc) September 2, 2020\n"Ultimately, the metropolitan network of reserved lanes will become a major element in relieving congestion in the metropolis while promoting sustainable mobility."\nTransports Québec\nWith the RMVR, the province hopes to drastically reduce traffic in the Montreal metropolitan region.\nThis article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.