A jogger enjoys a run on the section of boardwalk in the Sackville Waterfowl Park that was replaced last year. DOHERTY PHOTO
SACKVILLE, N.B. – Work is expected to get under way next week on the next phase of upgrades on Sackville’s Waterfowl Park.
Town council awarded the tender this month for the boardwalk replacement project to Tantramar Building & Renovation Ltd. of Sackville at a cost of $184,818.
Todd Cole, director of parks and recreation facilities for the town, said the section of the trail and boardwalk being done this year is the one that follows behind the outhouses (by the Drew Nursing Home) and Doncaster farm and stops at the boardwalk that goes through the birch trees in the middle of the park.
The work is expected to start on June 1 and take five to six weeks to complete.
Five bids were received for the project, all under $200,000, with Tantramar Building being the lowest bidder. The costs came in “substantially under budget” so his department will investigate whether they can go further this year with the funds allotted for the project.
Coun. Bill Evans said he hopes the new contractor will do as good of a job as last year’s crew from Sackville General Contracting Ltd. did on the boardwalk section from the Main Street/Anglican Church entrance to the first walking trail.
“Every single person I’ve talked to was impressed with the work done last year,” he said. “Hopefully the new bidder will meet the same standards.”