Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Ocean Centre Bus Pull out project behind schedule, likely not to be fully completed until next spring

Work on the Ocean Centre Bus pullout continues as the completion
date falls behind its original timeline

If you've been in the downtown core and thought to yourself that the work on the Ocean Centre Bus Pull out has been taking a long time to complete, you would be quite right in your observation

An update on the project came out of Monday's City Council council session, as Councillor Gurvinder Randhawa made some enquiries towards its progress.

The task fell to the City's Operations Director Richard Pucci, who noted of a few surprises along the way for the contractors taking on the work.

"The Second Avenue is definitely over schedule when we scoped that project with Ministers of Transportation and Infrastructure we looked at where the utilities were and they were supposed to be in a certain place at a certain depth and unfortunately they were not.

So when we started going into that project we had to move some utilities with the utility providers, so  that took the extra time. 

I believe they are pouring curbs right now ... so we're on the homestretch,  I'm not  exactly sure when it will completed.

Unfortunately though I do have to say however, that the asphalt plant for the community is shut down for the year.  So we are looking at some other options ... if not then we will have to maintain gravel in that area for the winter, unfortunately"

Work on the project got underway in Mid August, the work has at times reduced the number of east bound travel lanes on the busy throughway in the heart of the downtown core.

As noted by the Operations Director, the community asphalt plant operated by Adventure Construction has shut down its operations for the year, it will resume the production of blacktop in Spring 2023.

The explanation can be reviewed through the City's Video Archive starting at the one hour, 27 minute mark.

More notes on the City Council session can be found through our Council Timeline feature.

More notes on the city's Operations can be explored through our archive page.

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