Street work in city expected to begin by the end of May

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Laying paving slabs by mosaic close-up. Road paving, construction. Repairing sidewalk.

SANDRA M STANWAY
Brooks Bulletin

City council was expected to approve the 2019 street improvements and the purchase of a hydrovac-sewer flushing truck at last night’s council meeting.
Committee accepted the recommendation by staff last Tuesday for council’s approval.
Brooks Asphalt & Aggregate is expected to win the contract for the street improvement work. Their bid was $1.393 million plus GST.
Work includes 10th Street West, Lakeview Crescent, a portion of Lake Stafford Drive and 2nd Street East between 1st and 4th avenues.
The project will begin in May or June and must be finished by the end of September.
The only other bid came in from Aecon Transportation West at $1.740 million.
Council is also expected to purchase its new combination hydrovac and sewer flushing truck on an International chassis from Joe Johnson Equipment for $549,419 plus tax.
Although it wasn’t not the lowest bid city staff is confident with the product and company.
The city currently operates a Westvac and staff said it has been costly to operate.
“Between the previous costs and he future costs stated in the condition assessment, the amount is close to what was paid for the truck in 2009,” reported Don Saari, manager of works and utilities.
A second tender was submitted by Joe Johnson for $546,054 for a truck on a Freightliner chassis.
Westvac’s submission was at the cost of $514,000 on either an International Freightliner chassis.