Closing the city’s portion of Dog Creek Road until the underlying water issues can be dealt with is one of the options city council is being asked to consider after quotes for repaving that portion of the road came in close to $430,000.
During a special committee of the whole meeting taking place Wednesday, Aug. 4 at noon, city council will receive a report with three suggested options.
In the report, the city’s chief administrative officer Gary Muraca and director of municipal services Rob Warnock note the job would entail a 1,150 metre stretch from Highway 20 to the city limits and include reclaiming, grading, compaction, shouldering, paving, traffic control, quality control testing and a temporary centerline.
Any existing bumps and dips would need to profiled smooth and the existing crossfall/crown would need to be reinstated.
Rehabilitation of Dog Creek Road is the first option, with understanding the road will have a reduced service life.
Seeking provincial funding to cover the cost of remediation work until ground and water issues are dealt with is the second option. The city would be willing to facilitate the work once funding is received and if not, then council direct staff to report back on the road closure process.
The the third option is to go with the status quo and continue to maintain the road annually at an approximated cost of $30,00o to $40,000.
Last week during a special committee of the whole meeting council directed staff to ask two paving contractors presently doing contracts in and near Williams Lake for the quotes.
Peter Bros. gave a quote of $433,183.50 and Keywest a quote of $430,124.29, but Keywest had not secured the cost of calcium chloride, which Peter Bros estimated at $6,500.