City council discussing plan to prevent cost overruns on underpass
A Waverley Street underpass was previously named as one of six infrastructure priorities recommended for intergovernmental funding through the Building Canada Fund. (file image)
Jeff Keele, CTV Winnipeg
Published Monday, February 8, 2016 6:31PM CST
A special meeting is being held in an attempt to prevent delays and cost overruns with the Waverley-Taylor undperass.
Last month, councillors on the infrastructure committee refused to green light the $155 million project until they received more information. Now, a followup meeting is being held Friday.
A source on the committee tells CTV News, councillors have been provided more details and could be on board with the financial arrangement. At issue was a single-source contract worth $12.3 million for engineering and consulting work.
Councillors were told if the project did not get underway by the end of this month, it could delay the underpass and cost taxpayers $7 million extra.