SDG approves summer construction contracts

By Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
SDG approves summer construction contracts
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CORNWALL – Warmer weather means the road construction season is almost here. In preparation for the upcoming season, SDG Counties Council approved several contracts March 21 for the road work this year.

A joint-tender for microsurfacing between SDG Counties and South Dundas was approved for $608,896.  Duncor Enterprises Inc. was the lowest of two bidders by $33,000. The SDG portion of the contract is $505,984 and will micro-surface treat four county roads. These include County Roads 31 (from County Road 7 to Winchester Springs),  CR31 north from the 3/31/43 intersection by the Winchester Foodland, CR3 from CR38 to CR43, and CR 15 from Northfield to CR43.

South Dundas’ portion of the contract will microsurface Pleasant Valley Road from County Road 1 to Irish Headline Road.

In an effort to save money and get work going faster, SDG tendered the materials for box culverts separately from the work to install the culverts. Four culverts will be replaced this year including the Hallville Creek Culvert (County Road 1), Doran Bay Culvert (CR 2), Lakeshore Drive Culvert (western-most part of former CR4), and twin culverts for the Hoasic Bridge (CR18). The Hoasic Bridge culverts are part of a replacement of a bridge with twin culverts scheduled for this year.

Power Precast Solutions won the tender at $649,595. Two companies bid on the work.

The Hallville Creek, Doran Bay and Lakeshore Drive culverts will involve a three-to-five day road closure for installation. The Hoasic Bridge culvert replacement project is expected to have a 30-day road closure in place.

Joint-tendering paid off for savings for six municipalities for corrogated steel pipes. SDG Counties, the City of Cornwall, North Dundas, South Dundas, South Stormont and South Glengarry worked together for the tender, which was awarded to Atlantic Industries for $246,495.53. A second bidder was non-compliant and not considered for the tender. The Counties’ portion of the contract is $142,683.97 and South Dundas’ portion is $18,494.60.

Three bidders competed for the centreline markings tender, which included the SDG Counties and all municipalities in SDG except South Dundas. The contract was awarded to Provincial Road Markings Inc. for $452,276. SDG’s portion of that is $397,100.

This article was originally written for and published in The Morrisburg Leader.

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