Long Road Reconstruction
Long Road was rebid on January 27, 2017 because the original bids received in May 2016 were rejected due to poor bidder participation and high bid prices. Additionally, the project was combined with the Holly Street Intersection Rehabilitation project in an effort to further encourage better pricing and participation. The results of this effort were successful as bidder participation was up and pricing significantly down. For the Bid Schedules recommended for award the total cost of the Long Road project is $5,762,000 with Southgate’s waterline portion of that total being $1,140,000. That equates to a cost saving of over $2,100,000.
The successful contractor is Duran Excavating Inc. and Village staff is meeting with them to discuss the project scheduling. Once the schedule is set, notices will be mailed to the neighborhood and signage will be placed at each end of the job.
Reconstruct the failed pavement, improve the drainage, mitigate the winter icing, improve the trail connectivity and pedestrian safety, optimize the effectiveness of the traffic calming, enhance the streetscape with landscaping and keep the rural nature of the area.