In a couple of weeks, the hole at the former Civic Centre site should be filled.
Bill Babey, vice-president of Colliers International in Regina and spokesperson for the Civic Centre Plaza Project, said the hole should be filled by approximately Nov. 15.
“It’s going as planned,” he said. “There’s always delays in construction, but nothing that’s earth shattering. We had hoped to start the foundations this fall, but ... we moved everything to the spring. It’s easier for the contractor.”
Construction of the approximately 74,000-square-foot project will begin in the spring, which Babey said was right on schedule. He added estimated project completion is six months after construction begins. If construction begins in April, for example, the plaza would be finished by October 2013.
The contractors have run into a few minor issues with the infrastructure and it has been difficult to get things done. However, Babey said it was “no big deal” and they are continuing the process and meeting with the city.
As for the mess at the site, he said he expects it to be gone before the hole is filled.
“The mess better be gone by Nov. 15,” said Babey. “Paving crews are all shut down for this year so that’ll be next spring as well.”
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.