Steinbach City Council has approved a tender for the extension of Acres Drive to Keating Road.

Councillor Jake Hiebert moved to award the tender to Friesen Hauling for $1,645,544. He says this is a project that has been in the works for a while now and is finally moving forward.

“This is expanding our industrial park to the west and it is long overdue as we are running out of lots in that area. It is nice to see that Friesen Hauling not only came in with the lowest bid, but they are a local company and they do good work. I believe for a bid of $1.645M, it is a good price and I think we are getting good value for our dollar.”

The project was stalled when the original Local Improvement bylaw was opposed by enVision on behalf of Eastman Recycling Services. They argued that they should not be on the hook for any portion of the project as they had already paid their fair share of Industrial Drive. The Manitoba Municipal Board sided with enVision, and the city took ERS off the local improvement bylaw.