Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
May 18, 2013 9:52 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Bids for the city’s 2013 street paving program came in well under the estimated cost, Safety-Service Director Dave Glass reported.


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Glass, filling in for Mayor Richard Mavis for the weekly press briefing, said the apparent low bid came from Kokosing Construction of Fredericktown and was $334,254.91 for the street paving, plus $23,437.83 for paving some cemetery drives, for a total of $357,692.74.

Kokosing also bid $26,682.50 for the paving of Burgess Street, an optional project.

Small’s Asphalt Paving Inc. of Gambier bid $352,552.07 for the base project, $27,443.08 for the cemetery roads for a grand total of $379,995.15. They also bid $28,740.93 for the Burgess Street option.

The engineer’s estimate for the street project was $421,633.

Glass said the engineer will study the bids to make sure they comply with the terms of the project bids. A contract will likely be awarded next week.

Glass also reported that a contract has been awarded to Small’s for the improvement of the intersection of Sandusky and Chestnut street. The bid for the project came in over the engineer’s estimate of the work cost, so engineer Cameron Keaton has been working with Small’s to cut back the scope of the project. The final contract award will be about $428,000.





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