Brief: $1.35 million Revelstoke road and sidewalk improvements contract recommended

Four road, sewer, water and sidewalk-related projects are proposed in a $1.35 million construction contract

A portion of Third Street West between Garden Avenue and Pearson Avenue will be closed during construction so that an aging water main can be replaced and relocated. Image: Google maps

The City of Revelstoke is planning to undertake four road, sidewalk and infrastructure projects as part of a $1.35 million contract with a construction company.

On July 23, council will deliberate on a contract award recommendation from staff, who is recommending Jake-Jay Construction Ltd. be awarded the $1,352,950 contract. The Revelstoke company was one of three to bid on the projects. City staff bundled the four projects into one contract and invited companies to submit proposals for the project.

The road and utility rehabilitation projects include:

-Airport Way between Nichol Road and Schiell Road

The project will replace about 460 metres of roadway and will add two bike lanes and some minor waterworks upgrading will happen.

-First Street and Campbell Avenue

Part of the sidewalk here is sinking into the ground. The work will replace the sidewalk and part of the roadway. A cast iron water main will be replaced with a new PVC pipe.

-Garden Avenue between First Street and Victoria Road

Some existing curb, gutter and sidewalk will be replaced, and 28 metres of commercial letdown will be added.

-Third Street between Garden Avenue Pearson Avenue

This section in between old Mountain View School building and the Columbia River is settling and sinking. The plan is to move a 226-metre section of underground sanitary main pipe away from the area that is settling while replacing the aging cast iron main (installed in 1942) with new PVC piping located further away from the sloughing riverbank. A staff report says it’s the first step towards mitigating geotechnical issues in the area. Three manholes will be installed but the existing curb, gutter and sidewalk will remain.

Council will deliberate on the recommendation to award the construction contract for the four projects at their July 23 meeting.

For more information, see the staff report on the projects.