Yorkton Council has approved the tender for the current Logan Green Pathway Program.
At their October 26, 2020 Council meeting, Council endorsed the Logan Green Pathway project application and authorized administration to submit an application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream. Further, Council approved the City’s portion of costs (estimated $236,150 of $885,000) for the project in the 2021 capital budget in hopes that we would be successful in obtaining the grantexplained René Richard - Director of Engineering and Asset Managementwith the City at the regular meeting of Council Monday.
The project includes a new asphalt pathway from the corner of Gladstone Avenue and King Street through Logan Green to the west of the City Cemetery, he said.
Solar pathway lights are also included in this project and grant, however they will be tendered and awarded separately.
This portion of pathway was identified prior to 2009 for future hard surfacing, added Richard.
The tender accepted was the lowest of three received, it coming from Fedorowich Construction limited for $503,539.
The City has budgeted $900,000 but that must cover taxes, consultant fees and provide a project contingency. Any used funds will be available for future work.
The city will receive 73.33 per cent of the total costs for the project, which is the equivalent of $648,850 (estimated). As per the grant agreement, construction of the project must to begin before September 30, 2021 and be complete by December 31, 2021, said Richard.
The ICIP program is delivered through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, is being adjusted to add some flexibilities, expand project eligibility and accelerate approvals.
“Active Transportation Infrastructure including parks, trails, foot bridges, bike lanes and multi-use paths was selected for this application, as pathways continue to be a priority of our community and encourage people to get out and stay active. Providing hard surface pathways is a great way to support different modes of human powered, wheeled, active transportation options such as roller blades, wheelchairs, skateboards and strollers. This provides low cost or no-cost options for people to choose to be active and stay healthy. This is especially important during a public health emergency like a pandemic,” explained Richard.