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Surrey council awards another multi-million-dollar piping contract on Monday

This contract is for $5,661,533.33. Council awarded the same company a $5,144,514.90 contract in October
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Pipes and more pipes.

Surrey council on Monday awarded Complete Utility Contractors Ltd. another multi-million-dollar contract – this one for $5,661,533.33 with a spending limit set at $6,230,000 – to install 885 metres of insulated steel pipe, service connections, leak detection system and communication conduit for a district energy distribution piping expansion project.

This work is to be done on 106 Avenue between City Parkway and 135A Street, on 135A Street from 106 Avenue to 107A Avenue, and on 105 Avenue between University Drive and City Parkway. The work is expected to be completed in May.

Meantime, Surrey council awarded nearly $8 million in contracts related to piping expansion and intersection improvements on Oct. 16, roughly the same amount of money it’s been costing Surrey taxpayers each month to maintain both the Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service.

Council awarded Complete Utility Contractors Ltd. a $5,144,514.90 contract to expand the city’s district energy distribution piping system in Whalley, with a spending limit set at $5,660,000.

“The construction package related to this contract consists of the installation of approximately 670 metres of District Energy insulated steel pipe, service connections, leak detection system, and communication conduit,” Surrey’s general manager of engineering Scott Neuman wrote in a corporate report to council.

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The work will be done at 13219 104 Ave., 10335 133 St., on Whalley Blvd. from 102 Avenue to 104A Avenue, 13778 100 Ave., 13733 Fraser Hwy. and 9856 King George Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, to be completed by April 2024.

“The contract includes short duration road closures to facilitate construction,” Neuman noted.

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke said the city’s energy system is “very innovative and forward-looking, and one of the many things that just is a demonstration of how progressive the City of Surrey is.” The contract, she said, will help the city achieve an overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions “and it’s also going to help us remain fiscally responsible for our residents.

“This is an incredibly innovative project.”

Council also awarded Crown Contracting Limited a $2,764,400.10 contract for the intersection improvements with a spending limit set at $3,041,000.

The scope of consists in installation of a traffic signal at 62 Avenue and 132 Street, improvements to a traffic signal at 81A Avenue and King George Boulevard, road widening to accommodate a dedicated bus lane at 96 Avenue and 152 Street and adding an eastbound right-turn lane onto King George from 84 Avenue.

This contract permits construction from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, with work expected to begin in November and be completed by April 2024.

About the Author: Tom Zytaruk

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