Connecting Link


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City Council has awarded a three-year contract for reconstruction of Algonquin Blvd. West to R.M. Belanger Ltd. The planned Connecting Link Project will prioritize three sections of Algonquin Blvd. West that pass through Downtown Timmins extending from Theriault Blvd. to Brunette Rd.

Projected costs for all three segments total $27,980,596.00 + HST. The City currently has an allocated budget for the 2022 portion of the project and has identified potential funding streams and a substantial Federal Gas Tax Reserve that is available to offset project costs and maintain this year’s current capital budget.

“By signing a three-year contract, the City is able to benefit from cost savings by confirming future work,” says Pat Seguin, Director of Growth and Infrastructure. “Within the budget are contingency funds, which will allow for variances. If the cost of asphalt or fuel rises, we have allowed for that within the project costs. Moving forward, we will budget accordingly to match tender values in the subsequent two years of the project.”

The next three phases of the Connecting Link Project will include full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, pole relocation, curb and sidewalk reconstruction, and new asphalt and light standards. The work is extensive and also includes removal of the ONR overpass bridge, which will mitigate flooding and level the roadway. A new snowmobile crossing will also be installed near Hollinger Park.

A plan for traffic management will be announced prior to construction launch.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 08, 2022 at 9:56 AM
  
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