Two local construction companies submitted the low bids on several projects in the province.
Alva Construction posted the lowest tender of $1.9 million for a replacement of the Cape St. Mary’s Bridge in Digby County. Two other companies offered quotes on the project.
Nova Construction submitted the lowest bid of $846,000 for drainage improvements, patching and repaving in Antigonish County, at Addington Forks Road and the Natural Resources Department Parking lot on Beech Hill Road.
Two other companies provided estimates.
A local company has submitted the lowest bid for a road construction contract in Antigonish and Guysborough Counties. Nova Construction posted a tender of 373-thousand dollars for rim asphalt patching and shoulder gravelling. Three other companies also bid on the project.
Family and friends of the late John “Nova” Chisholm of Antigonish have come together to lend support to the Mining Engineering Program at Dalhousie
John “Nova” Chisholm
They have contributed one million dollars to establish an endowment.
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie, Josh Leon says proceeds from the endowment will be used to support student experience.
The building that houses the Mining Engineering Program is being renamed the John W. Chisholm Mining Centre. Leon says the renaming of the building is a recognition of the contributions Chisholm’s company, Nova Construction have made to the program over the years.
Several local construction companies submitted low bids on tenders.
Alva Construction submitted the lowest quote of 67-thousand dollars for a slope failure repair on the Bayfield Beach Road, near the provincial park entrance. Six other companies bid on the project.
S. W. Weeks Contracting had the low bid for drainage improvements, partial depth reclamation and asphalt concrete repaving for three projects in Pictou County. They include Trunk 6 at Meadowville Station Road, River John Road and Salt Springs Drive. S. W. Weeks posted a bid of 2.2 million dollars. Two other companies also submitted quotes.
Zutphen Contractors had the low bid of just under 924-thousand dollars for replacement of the Captain Gillis Bridge on Trunk 19. Three other companies submitted bids.
and Nova Construction submitted the low bid of just under 435-thousand dollars for drainage improvements and gravelling for two projects in Hants County on Northfield Road and Payzant Bog Road, totalling more than 5.5 kilometres. Eight other companies posted quotes on the contract.
A local contractor has submitted the lowest bid on a road contract in Pictou County. Nova Construction of Antigonish posted a quote of just over $1.7 million for drainage improvements, asphalt concrete patching and repaving along a small section of Route 348 from Well Hill Road to Lewis Road.
Three other companies bid on the project.
A local contractor is the lowest bidder on a tender for drainage improvements and gravelling in Antigonish County. Nova Construction submitted a quote of 471-thousand dollars for work on Fairmont Road, Cloverville Road to Brophy Road; a distance of about 5.4 kilometres.
Four other companies also bid on the contract prior to Wednesday’s deadline.