Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer road work slated

The replacement of water and sewer infrastructure underneath Third Street East from Crowe Avenue to Frenette Avenue will be the major construction project here this summer.
On Monday night, town council awarded the tender for its water, sewer, and road work package to Tom Vert Contracting for $2,420,886.63, which includes HST and a $100,000 contingency allowance.

This was the lowest bid that came in.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown told council the work will involve seven projects, including a “total rebuild” of Third Street East from Crowe to Frenette.
That work includes upgrades to roadway infrastructure, replacement and upgrades to the storm sewer system, the replacement of watermains and other pertinent water infrastructure, and replacement of sanitary sewer lines and other pertinent sewer system infrastructure.
Because of the proximity to Robert Moore School, and the fact the street will have to be shut down, the job will take place after school is out for the summer (June 20) and be finished before school begins again in the fall, Brown noted.
Brown added the infrastructure replacement on Third Street East is a continuation of work that has been ongoing for the past few summers, starting with the 200 block in 2011.
“We have an 18-inch sewer [line] that’s cooked,” he explained. “It’s the main 18-inch line that runs across the whole town, so this is the next section.
“We’re working our way to the east.”
An open house regarding the construction on Third Street East will be held before the work begins.
Other work this summer will include:
•upgrades to the storm sewer system between 1216 and 1218 Olde Shambles Rd.;
•a double application of surface treatment to resurface 1,600 metres of Frog Creek Road (the MTO is expected to pay half of the cost);
•replacement of six fire hydrants and six isolation valves at various locations throughout town;
•miscellaneous sanitary sewer and manhole repairs at various locations throughout town;
•installation of sanitary sewer and water service lines at 121 Oakwood Rd. (pending a service agreement with Alberton Township); and
•upgrades to the parking lot at the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board’s office building.
The contract runs from May 20 until Sept. 19.

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