What street will Williamstown get for $1.2 million?

In this diagram from a South Glengarry council agenda, a GIS map shows a section of William Street (in yellow) in Williamstown, Ont. that will be rebuilt, which is expected to cost more than $1 million. Council will get a look at the designs on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (South Glengarry via Newswatch Group)

LANCASTER/WILLIAMSTOWN – South Glengarry council will discuss designs for a major reconstruction project on a Williamstown street.

In November 2018, council awarded the design of William Street to EVB Engineering for nearly $25,000.

The consultant will show off those design options to council tonight (Monday) for the 0.68 kilometer stretch of road from County Road 19 to the Peanut Line.

The work includes new asphalt and storm sewers, utility pole relocation, and the possibility of a concrete sidewalk or an asphalt path.

Depending on the options council picks (with or without concrete sidewalk or asphalt path), the construction will cost $1,269,000 to $1,307,000 (that total includes the $25,000 design work by EVB)

If approved, the design would then go to a tender process for firms to bid on.

Only the design work was in the 2019 capital budget for roads. Given the timing and the wind down of the construction season, it will likely be included in the 2020 roads budget.

Tonight’s council meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the municipal office on Oak Street in Lancaster.

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