More then $ 30 millions invested
More than 30 million dollars will be invested in CFB Bagotville’s infrastructures by the end of the 2016- 2017 fiscal year on March 31st., 2017
Two projects are particularly noteworthy at this time. The first, which already started this spring, aims to completely redo the outer shell of the power plant building. The second project began in July and aims to rebuild an important part of the tarmac surrounding Hangar 7. In the case of the thermal power plant, about $ 4 million will mainly be used to remove much of the asbestos used as insulation, strengthening the structure of the building to meet new seismic standards and redoing the exterior cladding and fenestration. If all goes as planned, the work should be completed before winter. Alfred Boivin Construction company began working on Hangar 7’ s tarmac in midJuly. The contract is worth nearly $ 10 million and the aim is to completely redo the structure of the tarmac in order to improve the slope stability. Buildings 223 and 59 ( single quarters) also need important work. Nearly $ 2.8 million has been invested to improve the cooling and heating systems in the two buildings. The cadet camp has also received a substantial sum of $ 200,000 towards asphalting the access road and making it larger. A sum of $ 800,000 has also been invested for the construction of 25 houses replacing the tents used as accommodation. Other projects that will soon be realized include the development of a dog park and improvements to the three playgrounds situated in the residential housing units ( RHU) sector costing $ 450,000. A community garden located near the new greenhouse will also be open next spring. On top of all these infrastructure investments, another $ 5.7 millions will be spent on the construction of 22 new RHU in the coming months. The company Lem- Tech Construction de Canton- Tremblay will build four buildings consisting of four units each and a multiplex of six RHU.