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June 27, 2013

City, Madison County set annual road paving priorities

Anderson expects to pave more than 16 miles of road

ANDERSON, Ind. — Summer now in full swing as of last week, which means Anderson and Madison County's annual paving and road maintenance programs are set to begin.

With a low bid of $665,143, Anderson-based E&B Paving, Inc. was selected this week by the Anderson Board of Public Works to pave 16.6 miles of city roads, according to Mike Spyers, city engineer. The high bid was just over $800,000. The city's overall paving budget this year is $1.15 million.

"I think we got a real good price," Spyers said.

The selection of E&B Paving marks a return to traditional paving methods for the city.

Last year, the city hired a suburban Chicago contractor that used a more environmentally friendly process to pave 10 miles of Anderson streets at a cost of $338,155.

Gallagher Asphalt Corp. developed a "hot-in-place" method of recycling that involved the use of infrared technology to heat and melt asphalt, break it up, add fresh oil, return it to the road and compact and smooth the mixture with a roller.

Anderson was the first local government in Indiana to use the new method, but Gallagher did not submit a bid this year, Spyers said, and the city is working with the company to correct some quality control matters with the work that was done.

Contractors like E&B and Gallagher are traditionally used to repave streets that carry a high volume of traffic, while city road crews work primarily on neighborhood streets and alley's said Deputy Mayor Pete Heuer. "Larger streets require milling and then paving and we don't have the capability to do that work."

Heuer said the city develops its annual paving program based upon several criteria such as the number of citizen complaints, potholes that need patching, the expertise of city street department engineers and employees and reviews by the Madison County Council of Governments.

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