158.1. The Community shall, by by-law and at the latest on 31 December 2002, identify a metropolitan arterial system and, every five years thereafter, revise it.
The Community shall, by by-law and at the latest on 31 December 2002, prescribe minimum standards for the management of the system and standards for the harmonization of rules governing traffic signs and signals and the control of traffic in its territory and, every five years thereafter, revise them.
A by-law under the first or second paragraph must be preceded by a draft by-law.
The secretary of the Community shall, as soon as possible after the adoption of the draft by-law, transmit an authenticated copy to the Minister of Transport, the Agence métropolitaine de transport and the municipalities whose territory is situated within the territory of the Community.
The Minister, the Agency and the municipalities may give their opinion on the draft by-law within 90 days after it has been transmitted pursuant to the fourth paragraph.
At the expiry of the time period provided for in the fifth paragraph, the Community may adopt the by-law, with or without amendment.