MOUNT VERNON — Bids for the summer street resurfacing in Mount Vernon were scheduled to be opened on Thursday but the process was put off for one week when an error was found in one of the specifications.
“So, we had to extend the process,” said Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis. “We will be opening the bids next Thursday. In the meantime we were notified around the first of the month that the Public Works had approved our applications. We did know in April they had approved it but you have to wait for the official approval.
“Our [resurfacing] project total was $1,050,000. We are getting $774,240 from the Public Works funds. The city is putting in $275,760.”
Mavis said the project will cover the resurfacing of about 48 streets in the city. It also will cover the creation of turn lanes at the intersection of Ohio 229 and Edgewood Avenue.