Guelph firm awarded tender for work on Wellington Road 50

GUELPH – A tender for reconstruction of Wellington Road 50 (Harris Street) in Rockwood has been awarded to J.G. Goetz Construction Limited.

On May 23 Wellington County council endorsed the roads committee decision to award the tender to the Guelph company, which submitted the low bid of  $2,531,671 for the job.

A total of seven tenders were submitted, which the highest coming from Bolton-based Esposito Brothers Construction at $3,745,064.

The reconstruction work is a joint project with Guelph-Eramosa and  includes excavation, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, watermain, granular base, hot mix asphalt, curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk and precast retaining walls.

Pavement assessment

Council also endorsed a plan to direct the county engineer to complete an assessment of the pavement condition on Wellington Road 16, from the proposed Alfred Wilson quarry site entrance, north to Highway 89 and report to the roads committee on the feasibility of allowing a site specific exemption to the current half load restrictions.

The decision followed a delegation from quarry operators at the May 14 road committee meeting.

Roads committee chair councillor Andy Lennox noted the quarry is “looking for relief from seasonal load restrictions in at least one direction” for the purposes of accessing the proposed quarry site on a year round basis.

Lennox said the assessment will help determine the potential impact on the road surface if extended access is allowed.