Armstrong ready to upgrade road

Work is slated to start “very soon” on paving Pleasant Valley Road

A major Armstrong roadway will undergo some upgrades

Work is slated to start “very soon” on paving Pleasant Valley Road starting from the city limits and going past Colony Avenue, Dunkley Drive and Patten Drive.

The project will then skip 100 yards or so before resuming near the intersection with Rosedale Avenue.

Work will be done by Okanagan Aggregates Ltd.

“The city received bids and tenders from a number of companies,” said Coun. John Trainor with the city’s public works committee. “We had allocated $95,000 in the budget and Okanagan Aggregates’ bid was within that figure.”

Work will include milling, loading, hauling and stockpiling asphalt; removing and replacing water valve boxes; supplying and installing manhole cover riser rings, and adjusting the manholes.

Total cost of the project is $106,506.40.

“For clarification, the initial scope of the project when we set out the budget amount was to pave from the city limits to the Patten intersection,” said Coun. Ryan Nitchie. “With this budget, we’re getting more work than anticipated.”

Trainor also announced that Armstrong’s Jaycon Contracting Ltd. was the successful bidder for major road repair and asphalt patching work to be completed on Catherine Place, Catherine Crescent and Fowler Street.

Road repairs will cost just under $56,000, while $11,461 will be spent for water valve and manhole repairs, bringing the total project cost to $67,458.