Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Major Tender & Construction Work with Waterfront

The City of Thunder Bay has begun tender releases to form Stage 1 – Phase 1 for the redevelopment of Prince Arthur’s Landing. Construction is set to begin immediately following Labour Day.

The first tender was released on July 9 for the Marine Works, which includes an interlocking sheet wall, lake in-fill, break wall construction, minor dredging and the marina dock retrofit. This construction will form the base on which Prince Arthur’s Landing will take shape.
The second tender was released today for architectural fencing. The custom steel picket fence has been designed to maximize visual impact and begin to frame the spectacular landscape being created.

The third tender, under the initial phase of construction, will be released on July 15 under the initial phase of construction. It is for major Civil Infrastructure that consists of water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and miscellaneous electrical elements required to service the site.
This multi-million dollar construction contract is scheduled to be completed by summer 2010. All three tenders have been designed to maximize local involvement and use local materials.

Visitors to Marina Park will already notice the changes occurring. From the revamped festival area opened two years ago to our new leading edge skate and BMX plaza, several key attractions are now on line. Over the past month, contractors have been busy stripping the paint from the historic CN baggage building and redying it for restoration and renovations (see pic). These areas will provide additional activities for local residents and play an important part of the visitor retention strategy for the city, giving people a chance to stay in the city a little longer. more importantly, it will connect residents and visitors to the iconic Lake Superior like never before.

To learn more about Thunder Bay's incredible new waterfront development initiative, visit Visit the site often as updates are added.

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