News from Kamloops

March 10, 2015

Award of Construction Contract ~ Overlanders Bridge Project

Kamloops, B.C. – Today, City Council authorized awarding of the 2015 Overlanders Bridge Rehabilitation contract to Innovative Civil Constructors Inc. from Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the amount of $9.36 million. Innovative Civil Constructors Inc. were the lowest compliant bidder. A total of six tenders were received by the City.

“We are pleased with the prices and quality of the bids that we received,” says Jen Fretz, Director of Public Works and Utilities. “The next step will be working with the contractor to ensure that the construction schedule meets our expectations so that the impacts to the public are not unreasonable.”

The Overlanders Bridge Rehabilitation project will include repairs and resurfacing of the bridge deck, as well as reconstruction of the west side pedestrian sidewalk and resurfacing of the north and south roadway approaches. Work is expected to begin in April, with completion targeted for late September.

Every attempt will be made to minimize the impact on residents, business owners, motorists, transit users, and pedestrians during construction; however delays and congestion throughout the project are inevitable and should be expected. The City will be implementing a communication plan utilizing social media, road signage, radio and print ads, the City’s website and other means to inform the public of anticipated delays and lane closures. Commuters may want to consider using alternate routes or other modes of transportation, such as carpooling, transit, cycling or walking.

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Media Contact:
Jen Fretz, Director of Public Works and Utilities
City of Kamloops
250-828-3697
jfretz@kamloops.ca