Trunk main update delivered to North Battleford councillors

North Battleford city council got a quarterly update Tuesday night about the massive sanitary sewer trunk main project happening in North Battleford.

Council heard from J.P. Mills of consulting firm KGS Group, managers of the $13.6 million twinning project. They were selected this summer to act as project manager.

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Since starting the project, said Mills, they have conducted two project meetings with the city in September and October, and a draft request for proposals was prepared with a view to secure a design consultant.

On Oct. 21 KGS conducted initial meetings with provincial and federal funding partners, and on Oct. 10 initiated stakeholder consultations on with neighbouring First Nations on Oct. 10.

Earlier on Nov. 12, KGS met the city and SaskPower to discuss realignment of power lines to Battleford and potential electrical service for the pumping station.

Looking ahead, Mills said the intention is to finalize the RFP for the design firm, have the RFP reviewed and issued in early December, recommend an award to a firm in late January or February, and then the design of upgrades would occur between February 2020 and February 2021.

The tender for construction would then go out March 2021 and construction would proceed to March 2023. 


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