Today, Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome’s office release detailed information from Buquet & LeBlanc on the cost of repairs being made to the River Center Branch Library downtown that have been ongoing for months due to issues with the structures’ foundation. 

The project will cost the city an estimated $1.99 million in much needed renovations to the building’s structure which required additional shoring in April earlier this year causing multiple road closures in the area surrounding the construction. After additional shoring was installed it was determined that more construction would be needed to ensure long-tem stability in the library’s foundation. 

In the document, B&L outlines an eight month timeline to repair and complete the structure. The 365 page document details the costs that would paid out to the multiple construction agencies involved in repairs. In addition to budget, there is a brief timeline of anticipated dates for the project starting from the initial date:

  1. Structural failure occurred – April 18, 2018
  2. Shoring install completed – April 29, 2018
  3. Anticipated Change Order signed and repair work started – September 17, 2018
  4. Based upon execution of this Change Order and starting repair work on September 17, 2018, the duration of the delay – 270 calendar days
  5. Based upon execution of this Change Order and starting repair work on September 17, 2018, repair complete (back on critical path) – January 14, 2019
  6. Based upon execution of this Change Order and starting repair work on September 17, 2018, new project completion date – May 17, 2019

Updates on this are expected once every party involved has a chance to vet the information fully. BRProud is currently vetting this information and will release more information as it arrives.