Timelines set for Colliery Dam Park spillway construction

NANAIMO – City of Nanaimo released a timeline of key dates in the construction of an auxiliary spillway in Colliery Dam Park

City of Nanaimo released a timeline of key dates in the construction of an auxiliary spillway in Colliery Dam Park.

Nanaimo must have the spillway substantially completed by Nov. 15, according to an order from the provincial government.

“The timelines required to complete this project on time are incredibly tight,” said Mayor Bill McKay, in a press release. “Cooperation between all parties will be needed if we are to meet the Nov. 15 deadline set by the province.”

Work begins today (Aug. 6) with city crews ready to stake and flag construction area; test pits dug to determine rock depth and take soil samples, which requires use of equipment in park.

Aug. 10: Report to council outlining the tendering process.

Aug. 11: City to provide contract documents for construction of the auxiliary spillway to four selected contractors.

Aug. 17-21: Soil and core samples to be taken, which requires use of equipment in park.

Aug. 24: City staff evaluates and screens proposals.

Aug. 31: Report to council regarding awarding the contract to construct the auxiliary spillway.

Sept. 1: Successful contractor is notified; work begins to clear construction site, which requires use of equipment in park.

Sept. 15: Contractor begins excavation of auxiliary spillway, which requires use of equipment in park.

More information on the Colliery dams can be found at www.nanaimo.ca.