By Chad Feehan / Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
In a comprehensive review of the Lift Station 10 construction work, Councillor Deborah Quilty said the concrete operations schedule is two weeks behind, but will not impact the timeline of the overall project.
However, many more items have been completed, which she highlighted from start to finish in an update offered just before Christmas.
First on the list was the completion of the drywall top slab, which Quility referred to as a major milestone.
“This was the most complex part of the entire project,” she said.
At the time of her update, concrete pouring for the distribution chamber walls was set to be achieved before the Christmas break. That would allow backfilling operations, now at approximately 50 per cent completion, to be carried out around the drywall now that the top slab has been constructed.
Quilty said all concrete work is set to be completed in January, which will allow for the removal of the tower crane as well as the beginning of the building’s superstructure work.
In what Quility describes as another milestone, four pumps have arrived for installation as additional material procurement continues.
Councillor Glen Carew, who had previously voted against the construction of the new station after the project cost more than doubled, said he was pleased at the rate at which the work is progressing.
“Seems like it’s moving along pretty quickly, which is good,” he said.
Costs for the construction of the new lift station have been steadily ticking up ever since its initial catastrophic failure in 2019. The Town’s portion of the approximately $28 million project is some $19.6 million.