Five companies offered bids for the street projects which include: Garro and LaPorte Streets in the River Park Square project area, South Michigan Street from just north of Oak Hill avenue southward to the city limits, West Jefferson Street from Fifth to Walnut and West Jefferson from the west corporate limits easterly to the intersection of Oak and Jefferson Street.
Bidders were: E&B Paving of Rochester $363,797, Niblock Excavating of Bristol $391,800, Phend & Brown of Milford $350,860, Reith-Reilly of South Bend $392,890 and Walsh & Kelly of South Bend $343,040
The projects were awarded to Walsh & Kelly with a low bid of $343,040.
Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt said there is just over $400,000 in the budget for street projects this year. Once these projects are complete there may be an opportunity to do another couple of small projects.
Board of Public Works and Safety members also approved the 2014 Sidewalk and ADA Transition Plan presented by Marquardt.
Projects approved include East Washington Street next to Treats,
Nursery and South Michigan including 104 Nursery and 800, 742, 728, 720, 714, 704 and 700 South Michigan
North Michigan and East Jackson Streets including 712 and 722 Jackson and 802, 806, 810, and 816 North Michigan Street
North Center and West Adams Street area involving the bank parking lot, 321, 401,412 Center Street and 212 West Adams
South Michigan and Louisa Street and North Plum and West Washington Streets.
Estimated material cost is $31,081.25 with labor cost estimated at $62,160.
Three years ago the city passed an ADA Transition Plan which prioritizes the sidewalks and transitions around the city through a tier structure. Marquardt said all projects in the first tier are completed and this year’s projects will nearly complete the second tier.