TRURO – Construction of the Granville Drive sewer is expected to begin in the near future after a decision was made Thursday night to award the municipal tender to Dexter Construction.
Colchester County Council
“It’s great to be able to see it go ahead,” Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor said, after tender vote was held by council. “Secondly, the price is great,” he said, of the Dexter Construction bid, which came in at $3.1 million, the lowest of four bids received by the municipality.
Council had budgeted $4.5 million for the project, which will see sewer line constructed from Granville Drive to Mingo’s Corner in Central Onslow. From there the line runs under the river and across to the municipality’s wastewater treatment facility in Lower Truro.
Other costs for the project include materials testing, specialist inspections and staff time. A total of $115,000 has already been committed to the project for design fees and staff time.
The total anticipated price for the project is slightly more than $3.4 million plus contingencies.
“I think this is one of the best investments this county is ever going to make,” Councillor Doug MacInnes said, of the anticipated development the sewer system will attract. “It will come back 10-fold for us.”
The four tenders in order from lowest to highest are as follows:
Dexter Construction - $3,148,485;
Mid Valley Construction - $3,727,000;
Brycon - $4,931,990;
S.W. Weeks Construction - $5,259,135.