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Designs for Ferry Terminal Upgrades Move Forward

After a summer of site investigations and design consultations, CBCL to issue first tender package for demolition and upgrades at the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal.

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Designs for Ferry Terminal Upgrades Move Forward, First Tender Package Expected Soon 

Monday, September 30th, 2019 - Yarmouth, N.S. – After a summer of site investigations and design consultations, the first tender package for demolition and upgrades at the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal is being designed. CBCL Limited, the design engineering firm selected last spring to manage the project, is developing the tender package.

This first tender package includes a combination of demolition and construction projects. Immediate focus will be placed upon the demolition of various structures that need replacement or will not be required in the new configuration. Attention will also be given to the terminal building roofing and exterior, and fencing surrounding the yard will also be addressed.

Over the summer months, all focus was placed upon preparatory work on yard design and configuration, as well as determining the full scope of work required. As indicated last spring, in order to not interrupt regular ferry service, efforts have concentrated on project planning during the operational season. CBCL has completed the key site investigations, including below water diver inspections, on the condition of the marine works and pontoon. An Architect has also reviewed the condition of the terminal building, and is preparing a priorities report, recommendations, and budgets for review.

CBCL consultants have also worked closely with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Bay Ferries Ltd (BFL) in recent weeks to ensure their key needs are met as primary occupants of the facility. The concept plan for reconfiguring the yard, including building and placement of primary inspection line and Bay Ferries booths, are under review and will proceed to drawings this Fall.

This project is the first phase of renewal of the Yarmouth Ferry Terminal, addressing immediate priorities. Subsequent phases will be required to complete the renewal. Based on high level estimates from CBCL, the current funding of 9 million will not complete all of the required work originally outlined for Phase I. With the estimates coming back from CBCL putting figures closer to 20 million, adjustments will be made in scope for each part of the project and priorities determined in the way of what gets done in Phase I and what comes later in additional phases.

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