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Main St. revamp to tender

The City of Penticton's $2.2 million revitalization plan for the 300-block of Main Street has officially been put out to tender.

The project, which was approved by council at the end of last year will include work on underground infrastructure and aboveground beautification such as new trees and repaving.

More than 1,000 square metres of sidewalk, 630 metres of curb, 600 metres of electrical trenching, seven catch basins, two manholes and more will be installed, according to bid documents. 

The plans have proved controversial, with some Penticton citizens dismissing them as a waste of money, while others believe it will boost downtown's charm and functionality.

The city completed similar work on the 100 and 200 blocks on Main Street at the start of 2017.

Bidding tenders must submit their application to the city by Jan. 30, as the city wants to begin work as early as February and be substantially completed by June 15.

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