MCI redevelopment still on time and on budget


By the end of August, the municipal portion of the Morrisburg Collegiate Institute redevelopment  could be complete.

The ongoing $4 million renovation project that will provide a new home for South Dundas’ municipal administration, a new home for the Morrisburg location of the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic and a new home for the Morrisburg library, is progressing very well, according to Don Lewis, South Dundas manager of buildings and facilities.

Lewis regularly meets with the contractors, and is impressed with the constant and steady progress being made with the renovation. 

“I go there two times a week and every time I go there is something new to look at,” he said. 

So far, the project is about a week ahead of schedule. 

By mid August, the contractors will likely have the second floor and third floors of the building ready for South Dundas township to start moving in, according to Lewis. 

Once the municipal portion of the building is ready, the contractors will then turn their full attention to the clinic portion of the building which will be housed on the first floor. When the clinic moves into their new space, the library renovation commences.

The entire project will be completed by the end of this calendar year. 

“As of April 11, we are on schedule and there have been no unforeseen costs to that date,” said Lewis.

Bourgon Construction was given the keys to the building December 2. 

In January the abatement of asbestos and lead paint in the building was complete. 

Now, the basement has been filled, the concrete floor has been poured, the steel wall studding is in, and the drywall on the second and third floors are 90 percent complete. Blocks are being laid for the elevator shaft, and that too should be complete this week.

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