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Penticton awards contract for waterfront work

Greyback Construction came out on top in the contract competition for the Okanagan Lake waterfront revitalization project.

At a special council meeting Thursday, the City of Penticton awarded the West Okanagan Lake Waterfront construction tender to the Penticton-based contractor, which submitted the lowest price for conducting the work. The waterfront oversight committee recommended that the contract be awarded for $1,833,883.80 including tax.

“This is an exciting step, when the plans for the Okanagan Lake waterfront begin to take shape,” said Mayor Dan Ashton.

A construction meeting will be held for the public on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Anyone interested in how the work will be conducted, and particularly those who live or operate businesses along Lakeshore Drive, are welcome to come hear an overview of the project plan, learn about timelines and ask questions about the process.

Construction is anticipated to begin next week. Parking, sidewalk and beach access will be affected during construction and the public is asked to be mindful of signage and barriers along Lakeshore Drive. The project is expected to go on hold again as of June 15 to make way for the busy tourist season, with work recommencing is September. Project updates will be available on the city’s website at www.penticton.ca/waterfront.

 

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