As the snow continues to melt, paving and sidewalk projects have been lined up for the Town of Stettler.
Town council reports that the upgrades would cost more than $2 million.
At its regular meeting last Tuesday, council awarded the main tender to Brooks Asphalt and Concrete, with its bid of $2,065,225.83 the lowest of four tenders.
“Brooks Asphalt has indicated that a construction start date of June 1, with an expected completion date of July 31, weather depending,” stated a report from Melissa Robbins, the town’s director of operational services.
Tenders include a five per cent contingency and several provisional items, so the figures of each component don’t balance, Robbins said.
Patchwork on roads will be cut from $156,610 to the budgeted $100,000, Robbins told council.
Overall, the budgeted $2,233,500 includes $400,000 from the provincial government to reconstruct Highway 56 between 53 and 57 streets, and the overall cost rises to $2,266,714.
The components of that project include work to:
— Reconstruct 50 Avenue and 49 Street, $778,905 (over the $735,000 budgeted).
— Overlay Cemetery Road, $115,335 (under the $125,000 budgeted).
— Pave the parking lot at Stettler Recreation Centre, $322,505 (over the $322,000 budgeted).
— Pave the parking lot at Stettler Curling Rink, $139,235 (under the $152,000 budgeted).
— Repair part of Meadowview Drive, $109,960 (under the $125,000 budgeted).
— Pathways for $100,000 (on budget).
— Paving the parking lot at Stettler Fire Hall, $189,789 (over the $174,500 budgeted).
Sidewalk repairs this summer
Council awarded a tender to J. Branco and Sons Concrete Services Ltd. of Wetaskiwin, with a low bid of $104,278.13, to replace various sections of concrete sidewalk throughout the town. That figure is well below the budgeted $125,000.