Ontario Construction News staff writer
Petersburg T. Musselman Excavating has been awarded a two project contracts totalling $3.1 million for an industrial subdivision roadwork and stormwater management facility in Ingersoll.
Council approved the award last week, awarding more work for the project than originally expected.
The overall budget for the project including engineering designs is $3.9 million.
“If we can move this project ahead and actually get some tax dollars out of this land, I’d be thrilled to see this happen,” councillor Gord Lesser said at a virtual council meeting.
Last December Council initially approved construction work of the industrial subdivision would be completed in parallel with gaining subdivision approval.
A total of 11 bids for were received for the tender, which had nine compliant bids between $2.74 million and $4.81 million. The majority of the bids were between $3.14 million and $3.66 million.
The current budget allocation (2020 budget) includes $780,000 for the stormwater management pond and $750,000 for Phase-1 of the industrial lands development (roads only).
“The line of thought while creating this budget estimate was that only roads would be developed (without water and sewer which could be provided from Clarke Road) and the development would proceed in phases, with more lands being developed as interest in purchase escalated,” xx wrote in a staff report.
A very rough estimate of anticipated costs was pegged at $5.4 million.
The town owns about 33 hectares of land of land marked for industrial use south of Clarke Road, bound by Clarke Road on the North, Highway 401 on the South, agricultural lands on the east and Whiting Creek on the west. A storm water management facility (storm water pond) is envisaged in the north-western part of the lands to manage storm water runoff from the lands and its proposed future subdivisions. R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited has carried out the design of the storm-water pond.
The remainder of the lands are proposed to be developed as an industrial subdivision complete with access roads, municipal water, sanitary sewer, storm water infrastructure and street lighting. R.J. Burnside & Associates have also carried out engineering design of the subdivision and its components.