Burying Laconia utilities to cost more

LACONIA With work already underway, city officials learned last month that the cost of burying the overhead utilities along Lakeside Avenue, the centerpiece of $2.6 million project to improve and enhance The Weirs, could be more than twice what was estimated when the City Council approved and funded the project.

City Manager Scott Myers assured the council this week that Director of Public Works Wes Anderson is making every effort to reduce the amount of the projected overrun. Likewise, Mayor Ed Engler said that "We're not accepting this an inevitability." But, since the financing is in place and the work is well underway, any significant increase in the costs will pose questions about the funding and perhaps the scope of the project.


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