Oxfords capital projects total over half millon dollars

Justin Dickie
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Three main capital projects here will cost over half a million dollars.

Oxfords big project will be installing new water lines and sewer force main along Main Street and then paving what they tear up.

Three main capital projects here will cost over half a million dollars.

Oxfords big project will be installing new water lines and sewer force main along Main Street and then paving what they tear up. As well, new light fixtures and other electrical work will be done at the arena, and the towns chlorination reservoir will be upgraded to comply with changes to the Canadian drinking water standards.

Main Street has needed to be paved for a few years now, but drivers will soon have a 1,720-foot patch of relief. Once the waterline work is done, new asphalt will be laid from the RCMP station to Medawell Street.

"We figure if were going to be digging up the street, its a good chance to repave it," said Darrell White, Oxfords CAO.

The Main Street project will cost roughly $400,000 and will be done sometime in the fall. White said the rest of Main Street will be paved over the next several years.

The rink work will cost between $60,000 and $65,000. Upgrades there will be complete before the ice is installed in mid-November.

One hundred and twenty-two thousand dollars has been allotted for alterations to the chlorination reservoir, with federal and provincial governments pitching in two-thirds of that amount. Work there will be complete before winter as well.

"Its just an investment in our infrastructure in the town," White said of the projects. "Were looking at the long range plan. Were taking the very first steps in making the investments well need to do over the next number of years to replace our infrastructure."



jdickie@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Medawell Street

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