Greenfield Street construction goes ahead this spring

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It looks like the reconstruction of Greenfield Street is moving ahead this spring.

In a report to Petrolia Council, Mike Thompson, director of operations, says the $1.8 million project will move ahead this year.

“This project’s full reconstruction will replace water and storm sewer, new curb, sidewalk and road surface; sanitary remains in good condition and will remain untouched,” says Thompson in the report.

Thompson says the tenders will be issued March 4 with contractors interested in the job replacing the stretch from town hall to Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital submitting bids by March 24.

A report on the recommended builder would go to council April 12 with construction likely starting in late spring.

Chief Administrative Officer, Rick Charlebois, says the town in the meantime is looking for more grants to cover some of the cost of the reconstruction.

“We’re shopping around and we’re keeping our eyes open,” says Charlebois. “There’s a provincial budget and the federal budget to happen in February, March time frame. And we got our fingers crossed that if there is another grant, we’re ready to apply for it.”

There is already a $332,000 Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund grant and $182,000 from the federal gas tax which will go toward the project.

Residents of Greenfield Street will get a look at the plan in May during a public meeting.