Pulaski County Commissioners Open Paving, Truck Bids

A couple roads in southern Pulaski County may soon be getting upgrades, as part of a potential Community Crossings project. The county received three bids for hot mix asphalt work on County Road 550 South west of State Road 39 and County Road 600 South from State Road 119 to Base Road. The total costs ranged from under $1.18 million to almost $1.33 million.

After opening the bids Monday, the county commissioners decided to let Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff review them before making a selection. Ruff plans to apply for a Community Crossings grant, which would cover up to 75 percent of the cost. The county wasn’t able to get an application ready in time for the September call for projects, but the state has added more chances to apply.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the commissioners opened three bids for a new truck for the highway department, ranging from just under $121,000 to more than $134,000. Ruff explained that amount is just for the truck itself. The bed and hoist will be purchased separately.