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Board of Public Works & Safety Approves Request to Bid Street Projects

August 28, 2013

  08/29/13 Members of the Plymouth Board of Public Works approved the request of City Engineer Rick Gaul to put the annual street improvement projects out to bid. 

Gaul said, “About a month ago we, myself and Jim Marquardt the street superintendent, took an inventory of all the streets in the city and rated each one.”  He explained the ratings will be used to create a 5-year plan for street improvements.

The list of streets being considered for improvements include:

1.          Third Street with a mill and fill under the railroad viaduct.

2.        Felix Place, in the 1900 block with a mill in place.  This is a newer process that is used when there are a lot of pot holes.  They will mill down about 5 inches and refill with about 3 inches of the material milled off, compacting it and then completing with a top coat. 

3.        Garro Street from Center Street to Liberty Street will be milled and filled.  This will improve the street on the north side of the new River Park Square.

4.         LaPorte Street from Michigan to Water Street will be milled and filled, on the south side of River Park Square.

5.         Meadow Lane from Hillcrest to State Road 17 will be improved with an undercut and mill.

6.       Gibson Street between Lincolnway East and Kingston, in front of the Point will be an undercut and fill.  The final project on the list is

7.       Lincolnway East from Gibson Street to Leslie Street with and undercut and fill.

The projects are expected to take a couple of weeks to complete and bids will be accepted at the September 23rd meeting with anticipation of awarding the bid at the first meeting in October.  Gaul roughly estimated the project costs to be about $200,000.

Councilman Wayne Smith asked Gaul and Marquardt to look at Pearl Street between Dixon and Conger.  Several constituents have contacted him about the condition of the road surface.  Smith said pot holes have been patched and then more pot holes develop so it ends up being patches on patches.   

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