Ponoka’s paving project moves forward after council approved Border Paving to do the work. File photo

Ponoka paving program moves forward

Council approves Border Paving for several areas around Ponoka

Paving in Ponoka is about to get started.

The delay for paving in town is mainly due to Ponoka’s capital budget being approved in April, explained Justin Caslor, engineering technician.

Mayor Rick Bonnett suggested that administration can still begin a planning process for tenders for large capita projects even if the budget isn’t approved. However, Caslor said without approval from council, there is little administration can do.

Invitations for tender were sent out July 5 and closed Aug. 2.

Town council was provided with costs and timelines from administration Aug. 14 during a regular meeting with the recommendation to go with Border Paving as the company had the lowest bid.

Bids not including GST:

• Border Paving Ltd. – $374,463.75

• Kantrax Contractors Ltd. – $454,212

• Richardson Bros. Ltd. – $507,148

Coun. Carla Prediger had some concerns about the locations where paving is to occur. She worried that putting money into paving without knowing the conditions underground was unwise.

Caslor replied that the town isn’t going over any cast iron water mains, which usually have a tendency to break easily. He also said planners have a strong sense of what is occurring below the ground.

Locations for paving:

Asphalt paving repair locations for 2018:

• Alley between 51 and 52 Avenue – from 51 Street to 52 Street

• 52 Avenue – from 38 Street to 46 Street west (intersection work)

• 52 Street (south of RCMP building) – from 50 Avenue to 48 Avenue

• 63 Avenue – from 51 Street to 50A Street Cl.

• 54 Avenue (Lucas Heights) – from 61 Street to 63 Street

• 44 Street (Riverside) – from 40 Avenue to 42 Avenue

• 51 Avenue (Downtown) – from 51 Street to 52 Street

Asphalt paving repair locations for 2018 due to underground utility work

• 54 Street and 51 Avenue

• 44 Avenue (Froman Industrial Park)

• 5213-52 Avenue

• 5219-52 Avenue

• 5407-59 Street

• 5215-58 Avenue

• 5016-61 Avenue Cl.

• 4623-35 Avenue

• 5024-51 Avenue

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