According to City Managers Matson and Mauro, the contractor that did the work on Algoma Street last year, Prime Terra and their sub-contractors will be responsible for making things right on that contract. This falls under warranty work and believe me, there is a lot of it that needs doing. I don’t know if there is an item other than asphalt that does not need additional attention. I am sure the asphalt will eventually start to fail in a few years but the warranty for that will be long expired.
- Cracked sidewalks should be removed and replaced. Cracks appeared before the contractor had even finished work on the site. I believe it has to do with a lack of compaction of the underlying gravel. As I said before, you cannot achieve optimum compaction without using water. You just can’t. For some reason, the City of Thunder Bay does not require this on any of its contracts including Prince Arthur’s Landing. I am not sure why. Maybe someone can ask the engineers we are paying huge salaries to know this stuff. I am of the opinion that our engineers are seriously lacking in road construction knowledge. Seriously lacking. Just look at the end product. It speaks for itself.
- Cracked Curb and Gutter should be removed and replaced. A lot of the gutter is showing premature wear. Something is wrong with it.
- Low areas need to be filled and compacted. trenches have settled. Areas around light standards have settled. There are lots of low areas. Just take a stroll up the street after a rain.
- Some areas require sodding.
- Scand Home parking lot requires excavation and backfilling. Possibly sidewalk and street. That material is going somewhere.
- Shutoff valves on boulevard
need attention. Just how difficult is it to get them installed at the right elevation? Better too low than too high. The tiles that required cutting to allow for the installation of those valves should be replaced and re-cut. The ones that are there now loot like…well…poop. Who accepted this work should be fired. Seriously.