St. Clair road and bridge projects come in $1.3M under budget

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Heather Wright/The Independent

St. Clair Township seems to be getting a break on some of its construction projects.

At Tuesday’s meeting, councillors accepted bids for three projects which all came in under budget. Combined, the road and bridge work will cost about $1.3 million less than anticipated.

Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. won the contract to reconstruct Cameron Street over five other contractors.

The project in Corunna includes the replacement of an aging ductile iron watermain and the complete reconstruction of the roadway to modern standards, complete with concrete curb and gutter and hot mix asphalt. Some storm sewer replacement structures will also be completed as part of the project.
Heyink’s bid was just under $1.5 million, about $700,000 less than council set aside in the 2024 budget Councillor Pat Brown noted. “We’re getting some pretty good deals,” he said.

Cope Construction won the bid for street resurfacing. The township expected to spend $500,000. Cope’s bid was for just over $208,000. Maplewood and Hickory Crescent as well as Crescent Drive were slated to be replaced. Part of old River Road in Port Lambton will also be resurfaced without exceeding the $500,000.

And KB Civil Engineering was awarded the contract to rehabilitate the bridge over Clay Creek on White Line for $539,277.80.

The township set aside $700,000 for its rehabilitation.