Pricetag of Third Crossing Jumps to $180-Million

Construction of the Third Crossing is now estimated to cost  $180-million.

The pricetag is up by $60-million from the last estimate received in 2011.

Mayor Bryan Patterson has already said he'll be looking to the provincial and federal governments to chip in because he's not prepared to raise taxes to build a bridge over the Cataraqui River.

The city has already created three information sheets offering an overview of the draft reports outlining the strategic case, preliminary design and the business plan for the proposed project.

Click here to view them online.

"As work continues on the draft reports, we want to give residents a first look at the high level information that makes up the draft reports on the preliminary design and business plan for the Third Crossing," says Mark Van Buren, director of engineering.

"We look forward to hearing from residents and getting their feedback at the upcoming open houses where some of this information will be laid out in greater detail."

You can learn more about design plans, construction timelines, and give your feedback on Wednesday, April 26 at LCVI, 153 Van Order Drive and on Thursday, April 27 at École Sir John A. Macdonald, 529 St. Martha Street.

Both open houses run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Once completed in May, the draft reports on the business plan and preliminary design for the Third Crossing will be available for public comment.

The final reports will be presented to council for consideration in June.