WINNIPEG – Police may have moved in but there’s still work to be done at their new downtown headquarters.
The city has put out a tender for someone to remove a 45,000 sq ft. diesel fuel tank buried underneath the old Canada Post Building on Graham Avenue.
The city says it used to power a generator but is no longer needed. Provincial regulations mean it can’t just be left there, it needs to be dug up.
The winning contractor will be expected to hit deadlines of August 31st to have most of the work done, or face fines. The tank has to be gone by September 15th.
When asked why the tank wasn’t removed before police moved in, a city spokesperson said the tank was in use until November and then couldn’t come out in the winter.
Exactly how much it will cost to remove the tank is unclear but the work has been included in the 2016 city budget.
The new headquarters has been plagued by controversy and costly delays throughout construction. In the end, it went about $75 million over budget.