Construction of the new Flagstaff County Maintenance Shop is expected to begin by mid-August.
County Council awarded the contract for design-build services at their May 24th meeting to Red Deer-based construction firm Scott Builders Inc. Scott was one of five companies that submitted proposals for the project. Council also approved the planned expansion of the shop yard, along with the removal and replacement of the security fence around the yard. A Public Works crew has been preparing the yard site to provide additional space to accommodate the new shop. Meanwhile, Wetaskiwin-based Elligott Construction Ltd., is in the process of erecting the new security fence. Elligott was one of three companies to bid on that project.
Since being built in 1975, the current Maintenance Shop has served as the Sedgewick-based hub of a distributed network of County facilities used to store equipment and materials to support a wide variety of County operations. However, aging infrastructure and moisture issues with inherent health and safety concerns combined with a lack of space to maintain and repair a growing fleet of equipment — factors initially identified in 2012— have necessitated that the new shop be built.
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