City officials have started soliciting bids for the first stages of a significant sewer and watermain project in Rockcliffe village.
Engineering firms have until Dec. 14 to respond to a municipal request for proposals to prepare detailed design and construction tender documents. The budget for the design phase is $750,000, according to city spokesperson Jocelyne Turner.
She says the actual construction phase, which involves replacing aging underground sewers and watermains, as well as roadway reconstruction, will start in 2013 and last two years.
Tendering on the estimated $20-million construction project will begin next year with a request for qualifications. Up to four contractors will then be invited to proceed to the next stage and submit a detailed proposal, which will be evaluated on both price and technical merit, according to Ms. Turner.
The new infrastructure will include separate storm and sanitary sewers, which should reduce the volume of raw sewage discharged directly into the Ottawa River.
The Rockcliffe village roadways affected include Willingdon Road, Park Road, Kinzua Road, Buena Vista Road, Elmwood Avenue, Minto Place, Manor Avenue, David Thomas Lane, Montague Place, Thorold Road, Springfield Road, Coltrin Road, Coltrin Place and Hillcrest Road.