Fort Smith, N.W.T. seeking proposals by Nov. 30 for riverbank project

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The section of town in Fort Smith, N.W.T. once known as the “Indian Village” has been stabilized against a major landslide like the one that happened there in 1968, but the town is worried about climate change.

A federal grant is helping officials plan a fix. Cabin Radio says the Town successfully applied for federal climate change funds and was awarded $155,000 to complete a slope stabilization study which will include a budget and engineering analysis.

A request for proposals for the project has been extended by two weeks to Nov. 30.

Fort Smith plans to move quickly and, if it sticks to the schedule it has laid out, a contract will be awarded a little over a week after the deadline.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a design and construction plan to demonstrate a way to stabilize the bank from the sewage lagoon to the snowboard park, and then from the snowboard park to Park Drive. The project must be completed by March 2019.

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