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June 25, 2014

City awards contract for Ivy Tech work

Sewer, stormwater extension to start in July

ANDERSON – Work on extending sanitary and stormwater sewers to the site of the new Ivy Tech campus in Anderson is expected to start sometime in July.

The Anderson Board of Public Works on Tuesday approved a contract with Culy Contracting in the amount of $617,160, the lowest of three bids.

Two other companies submitted bids: M.K. Betts of Anderson, $647,419, and Atlas Excavating, $825,259.

The nearest sanitary sewer is located on Main Street and the stormwater drain is just east of Main Street at the curve.

City Engineer Mike Spyers said the Anderson Redevelopment Commission is paying for the extension of the sanitary and stormwater sewers.

Ivy Tech Community College officials broke ground in May for the construction of the 85,000-square-foot building on 60th Street, just to the west of its intersection with Columbus Avenue. Located on 38 acres the facility is expected to serve 1,900 students.

The Ivy Tech board approved $20 million for the facility with a goal of $4 million in matching funds. The board awarded $17 million in contracts including one to Fredricks Inc. of Pendleton in the amount of $2.7 million for electrical work. Gibraltar Construction was awarded the general contract.

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission last year approved spending approximately $1.8 million on improvements to 60th Street including the widening of the street from 20 to 24 feet.

Anderson city officials pushed for the new facility to be constructed at the former Edgewood Plaza site near the intersection of Raible and Nichol avenues or in the 300 block of Jackson Street.

Ivy Tech officials wanted a location that would be visible from Interstate 69 and was a key factor in the selection of the 60th Street site.

Currently Ivy Tech’s Anderson campus is located at three sites: the Anderson Instructional Center on 53rd Street; the Ebbertt Education Center on 38th Street; and the Anderson North Conference Center on Indiana 9, between Anderson and Alexandria.

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

Anderson Board of Works awarded contract to Culy Construction in the amount of $617,160 to extend sewer and stormwater lines to new Ivy Tech facility. Work expected to begin in July. Ivy Tech's new campus expected to open in August 2015.

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