le Jeudi 26 mai 2022
le Jeudi 14 janvier 2021 15:42 Autres - Others

Council reviews capital works summary

The Town of Hawkesbury’s public works department has three major capital projects left from 2020 that it expects to see completed during 2021. Included among those projects is further testing of municipal lands in the Le Chenail Boulevard neighbourhood for soil contamination from the time when they were once industrial properties. All three projects so far are within their allotted budgets. — file photo
The Town of Hawkesbury’s public works department has three major capital projects left from 2020 that it expects to see completed during 2021. Included among those projects is further testing of municipal lands in the Le Chenail Boulevard neighbourhood for soil contamination from the time when they were once industrial properties. All three projects so far are within their allotted budgets.
file photo
Planning and other work on three capital projects leftover from last year for the Town of Hawkesbury continue into the new year with sufficient funds from the 2020 budget to see them to completion.

The municipal public works department provided a summary report to Hawkesbury council during its December 17 session on the status of three major works projects that should see completion during 2021.

The Cameron Street reconstruction project, which began in 2018 with preliminary design plans and contracting for the engineering followed by the start of construction work in 2019, is now at the 12-month warranty stage since the finish of construction work in 2020. Total budget for the project was about $2.7 million and, as of the end of 2020, about $2.5 million was spent.

The excess soil from the excavation work for the new storm water, sewer, and water mains was placed in temporary storage at the municipal snow depot before it was later shipped to the GFL landfill site. The certificate of substantial completion is due on the project that will mark the start of the 12-month warranty period.

Phase Two of the environmental site assessment for the Chenail Boulevard will continue in the spring. Morrison Hershfield, the consultant firm hired to oversee the project, has presented the public works department with its plan for drilling more monitoring wells at several locations on municipal land north of Place des Pionniers for follow-up soil sampling to determine if there is any subsurface soil contamination from past industrial use in the area.

Council approved $100,000 for the assessment study and so far about $60,000 was spent on the project.

The final major capital project left from 2020 is an upgrade to the municipal water filtration plant site to meet provincial regulations for its chemical treatment supply system. The town hired J.L. Richards for the engineering work on the project with a budget of almost $320,000 approved for the task. So far about $180,000 has been spent on the project with completion expected by the end of April this year.