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City awards major contract for new pumping station

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Journal Staff

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The end is in sight for one of Sarnia’s largest municipal engineering projects.

Even if it is below the ground.

A $12.4-million contract city council awarded March 25 was the third and final piece in the Sarnia Sewer Upgrade Project.

Mississauga-based Maple Reinders Construction will build the new wastewater pumping station at Plank and Indian roads.

The first phase, construction of a new forcemain and sewer, is almost complete.

In February, council hired an Oakville company for $19.3 million to complete the project’s other phase.

CRS Tunnelling Inc. is drilling a tunnel beneath the train tracks at the CN Rail yard to connect the new sewer line from north of the tracks to the new pumping station.

The “microtunnelling” is being done at a depth of 40-to-46 feet beneath the rail yard to minimize impact on the tracks.

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