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2014-03-01 at 9:40AM

Golf Links Road budgets falls $1M short

By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com

The first phase of construction on Golf Links Road will cost city coffers about $1 million more than orginally bugeted for.

City council will hear Monday that more than $968,000 is needed to fill in the shortfall, bringing the total contract to more than $7.8 million.

City manager Tim Commisso said all of that money is needed as the project took more material than it was budgeted for. When the pavement was ripped up, especially in places like the intersection of Golf Links Road and the Harbour Expressway, more gravel and pavement was needed.

"The intersection there had to actually be raised," he said. "It's the type of thing that happens. These are big projects."
All of the money needed went into the ground for material Commisso said.

The city's roads budget came in under what it needed overall. Commisso said that money will be used to cover the Golf Links project.
"In this case we can use that to offset this," he said.

Some roads projects scheduled for this year might also be delayed as a result, including Brown Street and Leslie Street. 

Also Monday, council will be asked to enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Rural Affairs for a $2.2 million project to rebuild the Court Street bridge over McVicar Creek.

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