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le Mercredi 4 mai 2022 18:54 Tribune-Express (Hawkesbury)

Inflation increases paving project cost

Le service des travaux publics de Hawkesbury prévoit de paver la rue Steven dans le cadre du plan de projets de construction de cette année. Mais l'inflation a fait grimper le coût de l'estimation initiale de 250 000 $ à 310 000 $. Le conseil municipal a approuvé une révision du budget d'asphaltage en utilisant l'argent de la subvention de la taxe fédérale sur l'essence accordée à la municipalité.  — Photo
Le service des travaux publics de Hawkesbury prévoit de paver la rue Steven dans le cadre du plan de projets de construction de cette année. Mais l'inflation a fait grimper le coût de l'estimation initiale de 250 000 $ à 310 000 $. Le conseil municipal a approuvé une révision du budget d'asphaltage en utilisant l'argent de la subvention de la taxe fédérale sur l'essence accordée à la municipalité.
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Inflation pushed up the cost for paving planned as part of Hawkesbury’s public works budget for this year.

During their final meeting of 2021 in December council members approved $250,000 for the paving contract in the 2022 public works budget. The amount was based on costs for paving work in 2021. 

Hawkesbury partners with the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) on doing tender calls for paving work as part each others public works budget plans. Other municipalities in Prescott-Russell also are members of the regional consortium because the larger combined tender call can result in more competitive bids from paving companies for the contract. 

Cornwall Gravel won the paving contract for 2022 but inflation has resulted in higher gasoline prices and that affects both the cost of delivering the asphalt and also running the paving equipment. Cornwall Gravel presented the most competitive bid but it was still 35 per cent higher than paving contract bids received during 2021. 

Hawkesbury’s public works budget just has Steven Street scheduled for paving. The original $250,000 budget allocation for the work was based on last year’s paving supply cost of $85 per ton. This year the paving supply cost is $135 per ton. 

During its April 11 session council approved a recommendation for a revised paving budget allocation of $310,000. The extra money will come from the municipality’s $595,000 federal gas tax grant.