Dufferin Construction awarded Concession contract

News Feb 12, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

$10 million dollar reconstruction project to begin in the spring

By Mark Newman, News Staff

Final planning for the reconstruction of Concession Street from Upper Wellington to Upper Sherman is moving forward after the $10 million project was awarded to a Toronto firm.

Dufferin Construction was awarded the work recently and according to Chris McCafferty, senior project manager in the city’s public works department, the contractor is preparing their preliminary scheduling plans for the work.

“We’re hoping we’ll have it later this month,” said McCafferty, who expects construction to begin in the early spring (weather permitting) and be completed by December.

The work will include relining or replacing both water mains along Concession Street along with road reconstruction and the addition of urban Braille sidewalks and coloured concrete boulevards that will match what is currently in front of the Juravinski hospital.

New pedestrian-activated crossing signals will be installed at East 13th and at Viewpoint Avenue.

Last month city councillors agreed to add another $2.6 million to the project after receiving two bids that were above the $7.4 million originally set aside for the work.

The project also includes $800,000 from Ward 7 councillor Scott Duvall’s area-rating fund.

Dufferin Construction awarded Concession contract

News Feb 12, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

$10 million dollar reconstruction project to begin in the spring

By Mark Newman, News Staff

Final planning for the reconstruction of Concession Street from Upper Wellington to Upper Sherman is moving forward after the $10 million project was awarded to a Toronto firm.

Dufferin Construction was awarded the work recently and according to Chris McCafferty, senior project manager in the city’s public works department, the contractor is preparing their preliminary scheduling plans for the work.

“We’re hoping we’ll have it later this month,” said McCafferty, who expects construction to begin in the early spring (weather permitting) and be completed by December.

The work will include relining or replacing both water mains along Concession Street along with road reconstruction and the addition of urban Braille sidewalks and coloured concrete boulevards that will match what is currently in front of the Juravinski hospital.

New pedestrian-activated crossing signals will be installed at East 13th and at Viewpoint Avenue.

Last month city councillors agreed to add another $2.6 million to the project after receiving two bids that were above the $7.4 million originally set aside for the work.

The project also includes $800,000 from Ward 7 councillor Scott Duvall’s area-rating fund.

Dufferin Construction awarded Concession contract

News Feb 12, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

$10 million dollar reconstruction project to begin in the spring

By Mark Newman, News Staff

Final planning for the reconstruction of Concession Street from Upper Wellington to Upper Sherman is moving forward after the $10 million project was awarded to a Toronto firm.

Dufferin Construction was awarded the work recently and according to Chris McCafferty, senior project manager in the city’s public works department, the contractor is preparing their preliminary scheduling plans for the work.

“We’re hoping we’ll have it later this month,” said McCafferty, who expects construction to begin in the early spring (weather permitting) and be completed by December.

The work will include relining or replacing both water mains along Concession Street along with road reconstruction and the addition of urban Braille sidewalks and coloured concrete boulevards that will match what is currently in front of the Juravinski hospital.

New pedestrian-activated crossing signals will be installed at East 13th and at Viewpoint Avenue.

Last month city councillors agreed to add another $2.6 million to the project after receiving two bids that were above the $7.4 million originally set aside for the work.

The project also includes $800,000 from Ward 7 councillor Scott Duvall’s area-rating fund.