Lanark County Council awarded a contract for the supply of the modular bridge for Blakeney to ACROW Ltd. for $1.2 million plus HST, during a Special County Council meeting held on December 13.
Last December, council approved a two-lane, 7.3-metre replacement modular bridge for the site, and in May, Mississippi Mills Council passed a resolution to contribute $180,000 to widen the bridge to 7.9 metres to accommodate pedestrians. Keystone Bridge Engineering began the detailed design in September.
Public Works Manager Sean Derouin told the public works committee on December 13 that the tender was advertised from Nov. 2 to Dec. 5 on Merx, with two bids received. The winning bid came in $362,000 under the estimate. The work will be funded through the capital budget and reserves.
“The modular bridge will provide the residents of Mississippi Mills with a safe and economically efficient crossing with the least impact to local traffic during construction,” Derouin said. “The use of prefabricated modular bridges optimizes the efficient use of construction materials, minimizes waste generation, provides for shorter construction time and road closures, and reduces disturbances to the local environment.”
For more information, contact Sean Derouin, Public Works Manager, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3194.