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Centennial Park Project Update Jan. 11, 2017

By City Staff

Given the numerous unforeseen construction challenges encountered by the contractor which impacted progress, an extension has been granted for the Centennial Park construction project. The completion has been extended to two dates: May 26, 2017, for completion of the first stage, and June 2, 2017 for completion of the final stage. Centennial Park Remediation Project’s scheduled completion date was November 30, 2016.

Portions of the park will be released as they are completed to allow the City to begin using the new facilities. The first stage includes the release of the playground and all works to the east. The final stage includes the release of facilities west of the playground including the Healing Garden and the new boat ramp.

Reasons for the delays, the revised schedule and proposed release phase diagram are set out in the attached staff report.

The contractor has requested to immediately remove the existing boat ramp in order to allow workers to proceed with seawall construction and construction of the berm. Therefore, the existing Sarnia boat ramp (located at the south end of Harbour Road) will be removed, effective today.

City Staff have made accommodations with Bridgeview Marina for access to boat ramp facilities until the new boat launch is complete.

The contractor will continue to work through the winter months on renovations to the Dow People Place, the existing boat ramp, completion of seawall construction, completion of capping of the main park site and preparation of works to allow for an efficient final completion in the spring as weather improves.

This article was posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:36 AM

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