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Phase 5 to start soon

The Department of Transportation has gone to tender on Phase 5 of the rehabilitation of Harvey Street, council was told last week.

Mayor Don Coombs made the announcement at last week’s public council meeting.

“So, folks, for all you viewing and all you hoping and caring for years, Harvey Street 5 has gone to tender,” Coombs said. 

Harvey Street, or Route 70, is the main drag through Harbour Grace, though its use has fallen off in recent years with the construction of Veterans Memorial Highway to Carbonear, and because the condition of the street had for a long time been pocked with ruts and potholes. However, much of Harvey Street has since been repaired and replaced in recent years, including underground infrastructure, as the Town and provincial government have been rebuilding it in sections.

This latest phase of construction includes work on the water lines, storm and sanitary sewer lines and repaving of the section from ???. This portion of the work is weighing in at a cost of just over $3 million. The Town’s share of that is $301,650, with Ottawa and the Province covering the rest.

Councillor Randy Wrice noted the tender will contain several amendments from the original document that was submitted to the Department o Transportation for approval.

The amendments include changes to the installation of some of the fire hydrants and marker posts, and the replacement of a water stub and other fittings at Parmiter’s Lane.

“The purpose of this amendment is to inform bidders of clarifications to the contract document,” said Wrice. 

The motion to make the amendments passed unanimously. Bidders have until March 29 to submit their tenders.

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