Construction bid process to get underway for North Delta track

The City of Delta will soon start accepting bids for the construction of a new track and field facility at North Delta Secondary.

At its meeting Monday night in North Delta, councillors endorsed an updated report from the parks and rec department.

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Last January, Delta entered into a lease agreement and track development agreement with the Delta School District for a portion of the North Delta Secondary site at 83rd Ave. The purpose of the agreements was to allow Delta to develop a competitive level track and field facility to serve the community.

In February, council approved the 2019 financial plan that included a provision of $4 million towards the development of the facility. Then in December, council gave early approval for the remaining project funding to be included in the 2020 financial plan. In total Delta has made a provision of $8 million for the facility.

The project design, which Delta has been working on since last January, shows the facility would include: an eight-lane 400m rubberized track surface with lighting; a natural turf infield with field lighting; all track and field disciplines including steeplechase; a 4.0m wide asphalt walkway with pedestrian lighting; 36 additional parking spaces (including two (EV) charging stations); two tennis courts with pickleball court markings; equipment necessary to host events; equipment storage and all service connections (water, storm & sanitary) required to support the site’s development, including connections to a future washroom/change room building.

Parks director Ken Kuntz said he expects the construction bid process to start this week with a close in March and a contract awarded in April.

Construction would start soon after that with the eye for completion by December.

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