Asphalt and concrete improvements being rolled out

By Jessica Dempsey

May 12, 2017 2:53 PM

City council approved the award of the 2017 Concrete Sidewalk Improvement Program tender.
At Monday’s city council meeting, ASL Paving Ltd. of Lloydminster was awarded the tender with the cost of $328,627.47, plus GST.
The Concrete Sidewalk Improvement Program is part of the Street Improvement Program, which aims to maintain and improve city sidewalks.
“It was really important to get those contracts awarded so work can start as soon as possible to ensure, we are into spring, summer will be here, hopefully soon, that that work gets done,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.
The sidewalk improvement contract consists primarily of new concrete and additional work includes large repairs and replacements that are too large to include in the city’s operations projects.
Under the Concrete Sidewalk Improvement Program, work will be done on 46 Street from 50 Avenue to 52 Avenue; 51 Avenue from 39 Street to 41 Street; 62 Avenue from 44 Street to 47 Street; and 57B Avenue Close North of 37 Street.
“When you are dealing with construction materials, you are always fighting against the winter clock. The sooner we get them done, I think the taxpayers will agree with city council, that we would like to see the work done before the snow flies,” said Aalbers.
As well city council approved the award of the 2017 Asphalt Sidewalk Improvement Program tender to ASL Paving Ltd. of Lloydminster with the cost of $411,666.45 plus GST.
“If the contracts are awarded, the contractors can move forward in their planning process and we will get our work done ahead of schedule, hopefully, or at least on schedule. The challenge is if we leave it too long other jobs will come up,” said Aalbers.
The asphalt trail program is also part of the Street Improvement Program.
Work being done consists of new construction, reconstruction and rehabilitating asphalt trails.
Under the contract, work will be done at 62 Avenue from 47 Street to 52 Street; city hall; Bud Miller All Seasons Park; and Kiwanis Park.
Water throughout the years, especially in some areas of Bud Miller All Seasons Park, has affected the asphalt which is there.
“There’s going to be some improvements made, some work is going to be done. Will it solve all the problems? Not necessarily, but it will be a good start this year to hopefully get the bulk of the trails back in good conditions at Bud Miller so people can enjoy,” said the mayor.
The plan is for everything to be finished by the end of the construction season.

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