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City of Merritt officially putting off right turn lanes for Voght St until the spring.

At Tuesday's regular meeting, Mayor and Council voted against spending $296,770, which was well above the original budget, to have two right turn lanes constructed on Voght St where it intersects with Nicola Ave before winter.

CAO Shawn Boven says the turning lanes were originally scheduled to be put in when Nicola Ave was repaved and new medians were constructed in 2016.

"We initially tendered it bundles up with the Nicola Ave median project, but it came in well over budget. Then we ended up retendering it as a stand-alone project, and it came in even higher."

Boven says the city will now look to re-tender the project in the spring.


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