Pulaski County Commissioners Open Second Round of Bids for Community Crossings Projects

A second round of bidding has resulted in some slightly lower prices for planned paving work in Pulaski County. Plans call 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 county is applying for a Community Crossings grant, to cover 75 percent of the cost.

The commissioners awarded a $1.18 million bid to Town & Country Paving back in January. But because the bids were dated 2018 rather than 2019, the process had to be redone, to qualify for the state grant funding.

When the second round of bids were opened Monday, three of the four original bidders had submitted lower estimates. Town & Country remained the lowest bidder, lowering their price by just two dollars.

Other companies offered larger price cuts, though. Central Paving’s updated bid came in almost $124,000 under its original one. E&B Paving dropped its price by more than $3,500, while Milestone Contractors kept its bid amount the same.

The commissioners agreed to let Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff review the bids, before they make a decision.