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July 8, 2014

Contract awarded for Jackson Street work

Board approves $1.1 million contract

ANDERSON – Work on beautification improvements to Jackson Street is expected to start within the next three weeks after the Anderson Board of Public Works approved a $1.1 million contract.

The board on Tuesday approved the contract with M.K. Betts Engineering in the amount of $1,141,303 for the beautification project that will extend from Eighth Street to the railroad tracks south of 14th Street.

The project includes sidewalk repair and replacement with a row of bricks along the street, decorative lighting, green space and tree plantings. The crosswalks at the street intersections will be brought into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission earlier this year approved $1.75 million for the Jackson Street beautification project and approved the contract last week contingent on approval by the Board of Public Works.

The Board of Works took under advisement three quotes for the placement of a fountain at the southwest corner of 14th and Main streets. The Redevelopment Commission approved $88,000 for the fountain project with the city utility department providing $20,000 of the work.

M.K. Betts submitted a base price of $104,900 and a total bid of $114,050 when the alternate bids were considered. Partners in Concrete submitted a base bid of $127,975 and a total bid of $118,301 and Pridemark Construct had a base bid of $109,700 and a total bid of $118,676.

Mike Spyers, city engineer, said the fountain work could start in the middle of August and a contract has to be approved by the Redevelopment Commission.

Spyers said one alternate was for two additional benches, a lawn irrigation system and a deduction for the fountain equipment.

The board approved a $460,520 contract with E&B Paving for contract paving in 2014. Spyers said the work is being funded by the city’s share of wheel tax revenues.

Board members set July 29 to accept bids for the proposed five-spoke 59th Street roundabout on the west side of Scatterfield Road at the site of the former Days Inn.

Plans for the intersection include the elimination of the 90-degree turn on 60th Street and a new road that will cut across the former motel parking lot.

The projected cost of the project is $1.3 million, which includes new lighting to make the interstate exit more of a gateway into Anderson.

 Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

 

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