Quinte West’s new public works facility may be a few months behind schedule, but it continues to be on budget and staff are hoping to be fully moved in within the next three weeks.
For two years, the $23 million consolidated public works facility has been under construction in the North Murray Industrial Park. Construction was to be finished up in February 2017 however some delays in the delivery of lighting fixtures and glass last November put the timeline behind schedule.
Public works director Chris Angelo who is there every day looking at the 100,000 square foot site, said it’s exciting to see the finish line almost here with one senior staff member moved in already. The new space will be home to 130 public works employees including roads, parks and water and sewer operations staff.
“It’s exciting to see it all coming together.”
Since municipal amalgamation in 1998, Quinte West has recognized the need to consolidate eight public works yards, put everything under one roof and house outdoor equipment.
Angelo praised the state of the art building that features a wash-bay facility for all of the equipment, staff amenity areas, sand/salt structure and outdoor storage.
Angelo said around mid to late May the facility will be fully functional and they will host an open house with tours.