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Local companies secure bids for summer construction

Two local companies at Monday’s Council meeting have received the vote for summer projects in Lloydminster.

Phase III of the Sanitary Sewer replacement program went to ASL Paving Ltd. of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in the amount of $1,311,968.55, excluding GST, to be allocated from the 2022 Capital Budget with a 9 per cent of $118,000.00, excluding GST.

Phase III is the final stage of the program and is scheduled to be completed under the 2022 Sanitary Sewer Replacement Program to begin in May. It comprises upgrades along 48 Avenue between 36 Street and 40 Street:

  • The replacement of existing VCT sanitary main with PVC sanitary main at the intersections of 36 Street, 37 Street and 38 Street
  • The replacement of miscellaneous sections of AC water main with PVC water main
  • The installation of 395m of new 375mm diameter PVC sanitary sewer main, and
  • The complete re-construction of 48 Avenue between 36 Street and 40 Street, excluding concrete curb and gutter.

Council also approved the award of the Water and Sewer Replacement Program to Rusway Construction Ltd. of Lloydminster, Alberta for $1,835,018, excluding GST with a contingency of 7 per cent in the amount of $128,000, excluding GST coming from the 2022 Capital Budget.

Mayor Gerald Aalbers sees the importance of local contractors winning in the bidding process.

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“It is awarded based on dollars. In these cases, it is simply how much you bid to do the specific work and again two contractors locally have secured work for this coming year which will ensure local employees working and that money staying right within our community.”

The Water and Sewer Replacement Program has the following components:

  • The replacement of the existing cast iron water main, including service reconnections
  • The replacement of existing vitreous clay tile sanitary sewer main including service reconnections
  • Complete concrete curb and gutter replacement along 48 Street and miscellaneous concrete sidewalk replacements
  • Installation of a new water main along 47 Avenue between 47 Street and 49 Street, and
  • The complete re-construction of 48 Street between 47 Avenue and 48 Avenue and 47 Avenue between 47 Street and 48 Street.

Aalbers noted the issues surrounding rising costs affecting inputs including fuel.

“Due to those tenders just closing recently, they have an idea of where asphalt is going to be, that they can lock in a contract price for asphalt and know where it’s going. Fuel is going to be the tough one, and I’m sure the contractor will be well aware of that. I don’t think you will see too much idling equipment this coming Summer with the price of diesel fuel and gasoline.”

Both projects are expected to be underway in June and wrap by September 30th.

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