10/18/13 Wednesday night the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety ratified the bid award for the 2013 Mill & Fill Street Projects. Niblock Excavating of Bristol was the low bidder at $179,659. Five companies submitted bids with the highest being Walsh & Kelly from South Bend with a bid of $282,500.
City Engineer Rick Gaul said, “Due to the fact there were three weeks between meetings, you (the board) allowed me to award the contract to the lowest bidder after review by the city attorney, clerk treasurer and me.” The contract was awarded on October 14th and the pre-construction meeting was conducted on the 15th.
The Board of Public Works and Safety approved Gaul’s request to have NO PARKING on the streets that will be affected the day of the milling and the day asphalt pavement is placed. Gaul said, “The contractor for the project will post no parking signs the night before the work is scheduled to be started.” He also noted that these would be temporary closures and that he would notify the media of the streets and days.
The listing of streets involved with temporary closures include:
Pearl Street from Dickson to Conger and
There are several other street that will have work done to them too including:
the berm on Lincolnway East between Gibson and Leslie.
Niblock Excavating is expected to complete all of the 2013 street projects between October 21st and the 25th.