Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Thunder Bay has received the go-ahead to repair the Boulevard Lake Dam this spring, with the work proceeding despite the COVID-19 shutdown because it is considered to be essential infrastructure.
Concrete Walls Limited of Thunder Bay had won the tender for the $7.3 million project in March. TB Newswatch reports that the total project cost will reach $8.5 million, after consulting engineering services are added.
Kayla Dixon, director of the city’s engineering and operations division, said delaying the work would have put the integrity of the dam in jeopardy, and increased the risk of flooding downstream.
The dam rehabilitation project is expected to take two years to complete.
TB Newswatch reported that the city is still assessing the status of other municipal construction projects planned for this year.