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7/29/2014 9:06:00 PM
D Construction awarded street maintenance work
Ann Gill

The final cost was 8 percent more than the engineer's estimate, but town officials say they have the funds to complete the village's street maintenance project.

"Although the total bid came in over the engineer's estimate, all of the projects represent necessary and timely improvements which should be completed within the current fiscal year," said Village Administrator Matt Fritz.

The village budgeted $183,240 in Motor Fuel Tax and capital funds to complete the project that includes asphalt paving, crack sealant and the installation of stone shoulder along Spring Road. Fritz said the village has an additional $40,000 available in the operations budget that can be used for road maintenance.

D Construction submitted the low bid of $215,723 for the work that was originally estimated at $199,560.

Village engineer Sean Kelly told the board that the cost of asphalt has increased and is going for around $80 a ton.

The work will be spread out around the village and include repairs to Elizabeth and Second streets. Fritz noted additional improvements will be completed this year using state dollars awarded to repair tornado damaged roads.

D Construction was one of four bidders for the street maintenance work. Bids were received from P.T. Ferro Construction of Joliet, Gallagher Asphalt Co. of Thornton and Austin Tyler Construction of Elwood.

For more information from the village board's July 28 meeting pickup a copy of the print edition available on newsstands July 30.

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