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District Council Hands Out $1.7 Million For Upgrades To Sewage Works & Pedestrian Crossings

Posted: 2019-10-25 07:27:08 By: hbr

The District of Muskoka handed out roughly $1.7 million in contracts for sewage works and accessible pedestrian crossings during their latest council meeting.

The larger of the two contracts was some $1.2 million in upgrade for the Lone Pine Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Sewage Pumping Station upgrades in Port Severn.  The plant was originally built in 1996 and the goal of the multiple repairs and replacements is to update the Lone Pine facilities to ensure the plant can continue to produce potable water, and effectively treat wastewater, both at their current rated capacities.

The $468,000 contract for tactile plates was the subject of some discussion at the District’s engineering and public works meeting. 

Councilors heard the upgrades to signalized intersections include sidewalk, curb and gutter improvements, the addition of tactile plates as well as push-button activated audible signals for pedestrians.

There are six intersections set for upgrades in the next month. Three are located in Bracebridge, two in Gravenhurst and one in Huntsville.