Roadwork project comes in under budget

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Work will begin in earnest this summer on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Deep River this year.

That comes after town council last week awarded a $520,746 contract to McCrea Excavating for the reconstruction of Hammond Court.

The reconstruction project is a top priority in the town’s 2024 capital budget.

Although the project comes with a correspondingly high price tag, the total cost is actually about $25,000 less than what was forecast in the capital budget.

In addition to the contract awarded to McCrea Excavating, an additional $73,776 has been set aside for engineering and design work by Jp2g Consultants, bringing the total cost of the project to $594,522.

The town had budgeted $620,000 for the reconstruction work, and McCrea Excavating’s bid was the lowest of three the town received in response to tenders for the project…

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