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Work to begin soon on new Sarnia Harbour dock facility

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Journal Staff

Construction will begin this summer on the Cestar Dock, the last big and most important piece in Sarnia-Lambton’s Oversize Load Corridor.

Council recently accepted the winning tender bid of $6 million from Bronte Construction.

When complete, the dock will allow large industrial components to be rolled-on and rolled-off specially equipped cargo ships at Sarnia Harbour, linking local manufacturers to world markets.

Sheet steel piles will be driven into the seabed and backfilled to create a 4,800-square-metre dock extending out into the North Slip.

City staff said the contract is within the overall Corridor project budget of $16.9 million.

“The dock construction does contain some risk, but the contract includes contingency to deal with any minor unknowns,” a staff report states.

Cestar College provided $4 million for the dock, which is expected to be largely complete early in 2023.

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