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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Downtown River Precinct Project Remains on Schedule

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz  

Senior city official expects it will meet substantial completion target of August 31.

The Downtown River Precinct Project remains "on budget and on schedule" with just over a month and a half to go until the substantial completion date.

That's according to Owen Sound's Director of Public Works and Engineering Dennis Kefalas, who says a number of key milestones have been achieved.

The $2.93-million project has a substantial completion target of Aug. 31 -- although Kefalas notes some work such as landscaping will still continue beyond that date.

Kefalas says crews have installed the foundation for the new Farmer's Market pavilion, completed the re-alignment of 1st Avenue East and finished all of the underground components such as watermains, storm sewers and curbs.

Over the next two weeks, Kefalas says new sidewalks will start being poured and work will begin to put up the new pavilion structure.

Another major component of the project will take place in the last week of July, Kefalas notes. The 8th Street Bridge will close and have its asphalt dug up to allow a waterproof layer to be applied to the bridge deck, before being re-paved.

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