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Work to Begin on Bedford Street

The Contractor responsible for the Bedford St reconstruction intends to begin in the next couple of weeks.  This work will focus on the replacement of a culvert, located west of George St.  There are no plans to close Bedford St, however lane restrictions are expected. 

If you have questions, please contact Peter Evans, Westport Manager of Public Works at pevans@villageofwestport.ca

Update – Bedford St construction project

I want to provide you with an update on the tendering for the Bedford St reconstruction.  The tenders were opened on July 8th.  On the advice of our legal counsel, Council decided not to award the contract for Bedford St.  The project is grant eligible until 2026 and will be re-tendered.  The work will not be proceeding in 2020.

Council is aware that some of you will be glad that the construction is put off to another year.  Others were hoping to get the job done this summer.  I cannot provide any further details on the “why” that you might be asking.  I can assure you that when faced with challenges, your Council asks itself  – “What is in the best interests of the Village”?  Our decision not to award the contract reflects the response to this question. 

We work for you and trust that you will understand the confidentiality required when we took this decision.


Updates from Westport Town Hall

On Wednesday, May 27 at a Special Council meeting, Council approved Greer Galloway, our Engineering consultant, to proceed with issuing the RFP for the reconstruction of Bedford St.  The proposed schedule begins the work from Concession St to George St after July 1 and from George St to Main St after August 1.  Construction will continue until October/November depending on weather.  Bedford St will generally be open to traffic throughout the construction and there will be access to businesses and residents’ driveways.

On April 2, 2020, I declared an Emergency that remains in effect.  However two of the orders made under that declaration are not being extended.

Emergency Order #1 will not be extended.  Effective June 1, 2020 garbage bag tags/Westport garbage bags will be required for solid waste pick up.

Emergency Order #2 will not be extended.  Effective Wednesday, June 3, Westport Town Hall will reopen to the public for mornings only until further notice.  One person at a time will be admitted to Town Hall.  The staff area of Town Hall has plastic sneeze guards installed, so you will notice a slightly different look should you find it necessary to come to the office.

Please call if you have any concerns or questions.  273-9195COVID Town Hall