The Town of Ladysmith has approved spending up to $15,000 on five additional bollards for 1st avenue.
Council unanimously supported a staff recommendation distributed through email on September 10 regarding the extra bollards. The necessary machinery and equipment are in place to allow staff the opportunity to start street preparation work for the extra bollards. Council amended the 2019-2022 Financial Plan to purchase the bollards and the project will be funded through appropriated equity.
Although the cost of the project has gone up 50 percent from the original budget, the Town says savings are in terms of efficiency. Installing additional bollards in advance will save time and equipment costs in the future.
All businesses remain open and the sidewalk is fully accessible to pedestrians. The Town will update the public on any changes in the construction schedule.