It will be a year before residents will see any changes to the main business district in Souris. The long-awaited Crescent Avenue upgrades have been delayed by a year due to delivery of materials and the fear that the project may not be completed by winter. According to municipal officials, other than the sewer relining that took place July 7, no other work will commence in 2018. “The worst case scenario is that if we begin the above ground work that it might not be done in time for winter,” explained Souris Glenwood CAO Charlotte Parham. “Council doesn’t want to be put in the position as to have winter come early and the paving and sidewalks not be completed.”
Souris Glenwood released the following press release on July 17:
Crescent Avenue Infrastructure Renewal Project
Municipality of Souris-Glenwood update on the construction schedule for the Crescent Avenue Infrastructure Renewal Project:
The tendering process was completed and contracts have been approved.
Contract schedule was to commence in July 2018, but due to timing of delivery of materials and the risk of not completing the paving and sidewalk installation prior to winter weather conditions, it has been agreed between the municipality and the contractors to delay the construction until summer of 2019.
Contract time has been adjusted as follows:
Underground Renewal – including water main, service connections, fire hydrants, and storm sewer installation: Shall commence work by May 21, 2019 and attain substantial completion by July 13, 2019
Surface Renewal – including sidewalk renewal and pavement: Shall commence work by July 1, 2019 and attain substantial completion by August 31, 2019
Manitoba Hydro has removed the streetlights and new lights cannot be replaced until underground construction is complete. Alternative lighting is being investigated.
Council looks forward to the completion of this project in summer of 2019.
For further information contact 204-483-5200