Third Avenue work weeks from completion

FlOOD MITIGATION: | An additional $100,000 of utilities work has delayed the project by a few weeks.

Bowerman Excavating workers finish up water and sewer work on Third Avenue on Tuesday

The bumps and lumps on Third Avenue should be a thing of the past in a few more weeks, according to Port Alberni streets superintendent Wilf Taekema.

“There was additional work Bowerman was doing for the city with the water line and the sewer line,” said Taekema.

Bowerman Excavating was originally awarded the tender for the Dry Creek Flood Mitigation work—the stream portion of which has already been finished, Taekema said.

The flood mitigation work is meant to stop the reoccurring flooding of Third Avenue during winter storms.

“As we went along, there was some other work identified— some replacement of lines that had to be done.”

The water and sewer work will cost the city $100,000, Taekema added. That is on top of the city’s $912,167 share of the project costs; the total cost of the Dry Creek flood work was $2.7 million. The rest of the funding was provided via federal and provincial grants. The stream diversion portion of the work was completed during the fisheries window, said Taekema.

“They’re just buttoning [the utilities] up right now and they’ve got the concrete curb and sidewalk work to do.”

The concrete work should be completed this week, said Taekema, and the final paving of Third Avenue will be done in the next few weeks.

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