Contracts awarded for work on new trail in Lanark County

August 10, 2017 by

lrg_Local MapContracts for work on the new multi-use trail have now been approved by Lanark County Council.

Council approved work on two bridges in Carleton Place that are part of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT).

A contract has been awarded to Thomas Fuller Construction Co. Limited to use galvanized steel railings in the amount of $136,000.

As well, CAO Kurt Greaves has been authorized to provide a letter of support to Beautiful Eastern Association of Snowmobile Trails (BEAST) for an infrastructure funding application for the two bridges.

In April, the county issued a request or proposals for design-build services for the project. The successful bidder proposed using a modern tubular railing system that meets code requirements and will provide safe passage for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, cyclists and motorized recreational and maintenance vehicles.

The trails budget allocated $500,000 for repairing/replacing six bridges along the OVRT.

The application in partnership with BEAST could fund 85 percent of the cost of the two bridges. Eligibility to receive the provincial tourism infrastructure funding is contingent on the project advancing snowmobile tourism opportunities across Ontario.

Repairing the bridges will allow the OVRT to be open year-round, thereby generating economic activity within connected communities.

More information can be obtained by contacting Terry McCann, Director of Public Works, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3190.