Sidewalk project soon underway

The sidewalks in Rimbey are getting repaired one square-foot at a time.

The sidewalks in Rimbey are getting repaired one square-foot at a time.

At its regular meeting June 25, council agreed to accept a bid by Raiders Site Services for $110,071.50 to do the concrete work to replace four blocks of sidewalk.

The work, which could begin in July, is to be done on the sidewalks lining 51st Street between 51st Street and 54th Ave. and 51St Ave. and between 51st and 52nd Streets, said assistant CAO Ryan Maier.

The project is part of the town’s $1.7 million infrastructure project plan for the summer.

Maier noted that there are other sidewalks in town also in need of replacing.

“These sidewalks we are fixing are separate sidewalks and we don’t have to replace the curb and gutter when we do these,” he said. “These sidewalks fit into larger plans for complete replacement of the street like the 51st Ave. project that is ongoing right now.”

“It’s more cost effective to do curb, gutter and sidewalks at the same time,” added CAO Tony Goode.

Money for the sidewalk project comes from the municipal sustainability initiative (MSI) fund.

Six tenders were submitted for the project with the highest bid coming from Grip Construction for $436,730.25.