The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to stick with Town & Country Paving for several miles of road projects. They accepted the company’s bid for just under $1.18 million Monday, at the recommendation of Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff. “We had Town & Country last year,” Ruff said. “They done 200 South and that stretch out here by Lawton. They’re all right, so if they’ve got the low bid, why wouldn’t you go with them? It was close between them and Central Paving, but that’s why you bid it off, I guess.”
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 commissioners had initially awarded the bid to Town & Country back in January, but the project had to be rebid, to meet the specifications of the state’s Community Crossings program. The company remained the lowest bidder the second time around, lowering its price by just two dollars.
Last week, it was announced that the county had been awarded more than $877,000 in Community Crossings funding for the projects. The commissioners officially signed the paperwork to accept that grant during Monday’s meeting.