June 19, 2014 - 4:29 PM
KAMLOOPS - Another road project ready to start, another $1 million in savings for the city.
The lone bid for the rehabilitation of Windbreak Street came in at just under $2.3 million, well below the $3.3 million put aside in the 2014 budget for the project.
It was originally thought the project just needed some resurfacing of the asphalt but it soon became clear there was structural failures that required a full upgrade.
Staff and residents identified the need to change the street to include a proper parking lane, sidewalks and a drainage bioswale in addition to the two travel lanes. Currently the road has two travel lanes, parking in the boulevard area on both sides and painted on-street walking lanes.
BA Dawson is expected to begin the work later this month with completion set for October.
The city also saw about $2 million in savings earlier this year on the new sewer line.
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