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Weyburn adjusts 2024 roadbuilding program due to budgetary concerns

April 12, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

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WEYBURN, SK – The City of Weyburn has reduced its planned roadwork for 2024’s construction season following a series of over-budget bids, with a reduced roadwork program approved at a city council meeting this week.

A total of nearly $2.5 million had been budgeted across a total of eight roadwork projects, but the council has received tenders that were significantly over-budget, with Genco Asphalt’s original bid at over $3.7 million and Torrent’s at $5.2 million.

To accommodate these figures, the scope of these projects is being altered to fit within the alotted roadbuilding budget. Two planned roadbuilding projects have been removed from the planned asphalt program for 2024, with another being reduced in size.

With these changes, Weyburn’s 2024 asphalt program will now be completed for $2.976 million, with the projects awarded to Genco Asphalt.


“I understand that this is not what you wanted to do, but we have to stay in budget,” Councillor Jeff Richards said during the meeting last night. “I think what you have proposed here is as logical a way as you could go, cutting that much money as possible.”

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