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January 14, 2013

Bids open for sidewalk projects

MT. VERNON — — Bids have been opened for the Potomac Boulevard sidewalk project, and another bid opening is expected this week for sidewalk repair and replacement projects throughout the city.

The Potomac Boulevard project is 450 feet of sidewalk running along the frontage of the Holiday Inn, according to City Engineer Brad Ruble. The sidewalk is a long-awaited project for the hotels in the area.

Eight companies submitted bids on the project — J.K. Trotter and Sons of Mt. Vernon with a preliminary bid of $63,143; Kieffer Brothers Construction of Mt. Carmel with a preliminary bid of $85,036; Depew and Owen Builders Inc., of Centralia with a preliminary bid of $46,888; Rite-Way Excavating of Lebanon with a preliminary bid of $53,390; Bruce Concrete Construction of Granite City with a preliminary bid of $67,412.27; Krb Excavating Inc., of Trenton with a preliminary bid of $45,461; Doug Eubanks Construction Company of Sesser with a preliminary bid of $49,814; and Lipps Construction of Mt. Vernon with a preliminary bid of $55,812.

Ruble said the preliminary bid results would be processed to be sure all bids were within the specifications of the project before a recommendation of the lowest bidder would be presented to the city council for approval.

Construction on the Potomac Boulevard sidewalk project is expected to begin near the first week of March.

Later this week, bids will be opened for sidewalk repair and replacement throughout the city. a total of 9,528 linear feet are slated for the replacement project this year, which amounts to 38,112 square feet of sidewalk repair and replacement.

Those areas slated for the project are Casey Avenue from 17th Street to 19th Street on the south side of the road; Jordan Street from Sixth Street to Johnson on the north side of the roadway; 13th Street from Perkins Avenue to Conger Avenue on the east side and on the west side; Cherry Street from 27th Street to Mannen Street on the north side of the road; Lamar Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rd Street on the north side of the road; 19th Street from Lamar Avenue to Logan Street on the east and west sides of the road; 18th Street from Lamar Avenue to Logan Street on the east and west sides of the road; College Avenue from 18th Street to 19th Street on the north and south sides of the road; 18th Street from College Street to Cherry Street on the east side of the road; 17th Street from Logan Street to Cherry Street on the east and west sides of the road; 22nd Street from Conger Avenue to Perkins Avenue on the east and west sides of the road; Cherry Street from 21st Street to 22nd Street on the north and south sides of the road; Lamar Avenue from 21st Street to 22nd Street on the south side of the road; Forest Avenue from Seventh Street to Ninth Street on the north side of the road; Sixth Street from Herbert Street to Perkins Avenue on the west side of the road; Casey Avenue from 12th Street to 13th Street on the north and south sides of the road; College Avenue from 22nd Street to 24th Street on the north and south sides of the road; 22nd Street from Conger Avenue to Lamar Avenue on the west side of the road; Johnson Avenue from Jordan Street to Casey Avenue on the east and west sides of the road; 15th Street from Casey Avenue to Cherry Street on the east and west sides of the road; Perkins Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street on the north and south sides of the road; 24th Street from Forest Avenue to Perkins Avenue on the east and west sides of the road; 12th Street from Perkins Avenue to Conger Avenue on the west side of the road; 12th Street from Conger Avenue to Lamar Avenue on the west side of the road; 12th Street from Lamar Avenue to Prairie Avenue on the west side of the road; 12th Street from Prairie Avenue to Logan Street on the west side of the road; 12th Street from Logan Street to Cherry Street on the west side of the road; 12th Street from Cherry Street to Casey Avenue on the west side of the road; 12th Street from Casey Avenue to Newby Street on the east side of the road; 12th Street from Newby Street to Prairie Avenue on the east side of the road; 12th Street from Prairie Avenue to Lamar Avenue on the east side of the road; 12th Street from Lamar Avenue to Conger Avenue on the east side of the road; and 12th Street from Conger Avenue to Perkins Avenue on the east side of the road.

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