By Mark Squibb/March 10, 2022
The Town of CBS is going to tender on two public works projects, one for culvert upgrades along parts of Steadywater Brook, the other for shoreline stablization near the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kelligrews.
Engineering and Public works committee chairman Gerard Tilley made the motions to call the tenders at last week’s public council meeting.
The first project is expected to cost close to $1 million. Tilley said the work will take place at two locations this year – Pandora Drive and Haggetts Turn.
Steadywater Brook flows northwards all the way from Gull Pond on the Foxtrap Access Road down through Greeleytown and across Route 60 to Butler’s Pond, which hugs the coastline between Batten’s Road and Concorde Drive. Oldtimers in CBS will remember some of the first organized minor hockey on the shore being played on Butler’s Pond in the early 1960s. Back then the colder winters made for safer ice.
“Construction will include the replacement of existing culverts and of course pending a successful tender, work is expected to start on this project in the early summer,” Tilley said.
The second project, to afford more protection around the shoreline for some of the infrastructure attached to the treatment plant, is expected to cost about $700,000.
Tilley said the work is needed on the back of the plant facing the bay.
“Several significant storms in the last two years have impacted this area and it requires immediate attention to protect underground infrastructure,” Tilley said. “Again, pending a successful tender, work is expected to commence on this project as soon as possible.”