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May. 20, 2022 | Friday
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Summer’s coming: Welcome to construction season
Some construction projects will soon be underway in Niagara-on-the-Lake. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Summer is on the way and a number of repair projects are set to begin in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

One of the biggest projects planned this year is major water main replacement on Queenston Road and reconstruction of Queenston from Airport Road eastward to Townline Road.

Total cost of the job is $2,091,908.07, according to a town report.

The work, by Demar Construction Inc., will start in July and take about 18 weeks. 

Norjohn Contracting’s bid of $427,715 won the contract for paving work on another project. 

That job includes milling and paving Read Road from Church to Lakeshore Road, Johnson Street from Mississagua to Gate Street, the Butler Street turnaround, Rye Park basketball court, Lakeshore Cemetery, Byron Street and reconstruction of the Niagara on the Green basketball court. 

Construction will start in early May and will take around six weeks to complete.

Municipal clerk Peter Todd said the town usually goes with the lowest bidder. 

If the town doesn’t go with the lowest bidder, “then we prepare a report to council outlining that, ‘This is the reason we didn’t take the lowest bidder,’ ” Todd said in an interview.

A third construction project, scheduled to start in April, includes installing sanitary sewer manholes and paving at Lakeshore Road and Dixie Street.

Among bids received from four construction companies for this project, Demar Construction Inc.’s was the lowest at $777,295. It will take about nine weeks to complete.

Affected residents will be notified before any of the construction work starts.