7 month delay in Bernard completion
Sep 3, 2013 / 5:16 pm
The time frame for completion of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project has been moved back seven months.
As first reported by Castanet News last week, the labour dispute at FortisBC has thrown a kibosh into plans to complete the project as scheduled at the end of November.
That dispute has forced the city to revise the schedule for the project.
Phase 3 (now 3a) began as scheduled Tuesday morning, however, only the area between St. Paul and Ellis streets, including the Ellis intersection will be completed because all electrical utility work was previously done.
"It's a regrettable situation, but to mitigate impact to businesses only the area where we know the work can be completed will be started," says Director of Design and Construction Services, Bill Berry.
Completion of Phase 3a is scheduled for the end of November with the remaining section from Pandosy to Ellis streets (3b) to begin in early spring.
The entire Bernard Avenue project is now expected to be complete by June of next year.
The $14M revitalization project began in September, 2012.
The city thanks residents, businesses and motorists for their patience.
Businesses are open during construction.
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