News

Cook Street sidewalk, cycling fix approved

Upgrades to Cook Street between Quadra Street and Maplewood Road will be underway soon after council awarded a $4.8 million contract to Brunnell Construction Ltd. on Monday.

“It will be our complete streets design that’s gone through community consultation, where we are doing a complete rebuild above and below the surface,” said Mayor Frank Leonard.

Upgrades will include 870 metres of new sidewalks, multiple corner ramps, new painted bike lanes, improved stormwater management and landscaped boulevards.

“It will be a much safer environment for cars, pedestrians and cyclists, and it will incorporate a green environment,” Leonard added.

“What people won’t see is underground it will be a whole new infrastructure as well.”

The contract bid from Brunnell Construction Ltd. was about $200,000 less than the closest competing proponent, and the project is being funded through the district’s Transportation, Drainage, Sewer and Water budgets.

“The sidewalk’s in pretty rough shape,” Leonard said. “It’s quite overdue.”

Sewage pipes contract worth $1.5 million

Council also awarded a contract to replace wood stave, storm drain and sanitary sewer pipes on Monday.

Scansa Construction Ltd. was the sole bidder on the $1.48 million contract, which was about seven per cent higher than estimates submitted by an external consultant. The work is slated for three locations in the district.

editor@saanichnews.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ELECTION 2014: New city council pushes teamwork
 
Slash commissions local luthier
 
Victoria financial institutions bank on United Way
Past, present and future
 
After the vote: Newly elected councillors respond
 
Coulsons upgrade their firefighting fleet
Red Nose offers Nanaimo drivers safe ride home
 
Speed bump
 
Cowichan ravaged by major flooding event

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.