Summer Construction Schedule Scaled Back At U of L
LETHBRIDGE - The University of Lethbridge's construction season has been scaled back due
to provincial budget cuts.
The biggest project to be postponed is the
second half of the parking lot rehabilitation project, which was designed to
help with storm water retention. University President Mike Mahon says these were
tough decisions and they had to analyze all of the projects. He says "the
parking lot project, we've done the half that's closest to the First Choice
Savings Centre which included some of the most significant storm water retention
changes and so we're confident that that will suffice for the next year or two,
but certainly the longer you put it off the more costs can increase so we have
to find balance."
Other projects to get postponed include the University Centre for the Arts Patio Concrete Paver Replacement project, the University Hall Gathering Space Rehabilitation, and the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience HVAC Assessment and Rehabilitation project.
Only projects with funding specifically received under the Infrastructure
Maintenance Program or other restricted capital grants will continue as
scheduled, such as the renovation of food services spaces, Physical Education Tunnel Rehabilitation and South Plaze Replacement, and the Library Roof Replacement.
Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 at 12/12/2013 8:31:34 AM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News