Bay Roberts appreciative of Holyrood’s community spirit

By Mark Squibb

The Town of Bay Roberts intends to write a letter of appreciation to the Town Holyrood for delaying a major project so that a contractor can complete work prior to the start of the Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games, which the Conception Bay Centre is hosting this year.
Earlier this month, Maher’s Construction asked Holyrood if it would defer the start date of the Salmonier Line water supply project from April 15 until July 22 so that the company could begin work in Bay Roberts instead.
Bay Roberts Deputy Mayor Geoff Seymour this week suggested council draft a letter to the Town of Holyrood thanking them for their cooperation, an idea seconded by councillor Dean Franey.
“That’s what you call community collaboration,” concurred Mayor Walter Yetman. “They saw the need for us to get this done and we certainly appreciate it.”
Sean Elms, the director of public works in Bay Roberts, said that given Holyrood’s cooperation, the contractor hopes to begin construction May 1 and is aiming to have the job done within 125 construction days. That means most of the work should be completed before the Summer Games begin on August 10.
The Bay Roberts project includes curb and gutter, sidewalk and storm and sewer lines installation, as well as a brand-new waterline along Water Street from Crossroads to Barracks Road.
The contactor’s cost is $2,516,641, and the consultant cost is $121,348, for a total project cost of $2,637,989.

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