The Town of Hamlet has chosen a paving contractor for its upcoming Railroad Street project. The town council approved a bid from Mark Milo Enterprises during a special session Wednesday, according to Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. At just under $194,000, Pitts says it was the lowest of the three bids the town received.
The project will involve repaving Railroad Street from Jefferson to Starke streets. The road surface will be widened in certain areas, to bring the street to a consistent width. However, Pitts says sidewalk repairs will not be part of the project, as previously discussed.
The town council had originally planned to award a bid last fall, but the process was delayed, due, in part, to the removal of the sidewalk work from the project scope. Up to 75 percent of the cost of the project will be covered by a Community Crossings grant that was awarded to Hamlet last month.