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.

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Knox Board of Works Awards Bids for Community Crossing Grant Projects

Knox Board of Public Works and Safety members considered bids for two Community Crossings projects when they met last Wednesday.

Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told board members that since the 2018 grant application has not been submitted yet, these proposed projects are not a done deal. Borg said, “The way this will work is, we have bid them out and we will award the contractor with the bid, providing that we are awarded the grant.”

He explained that the bids were broken up to account for two separate projects; a mill and fill job as well as an overlay project. The companies that submitted offers were E&B Paving and Reith. Continue reading

Knox City Streets Paving Contract Awarded To E&B Paving

Back Row: Greg Matt, Mayor Rick Chambers, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston, Donald Kring, City Attorney David Matsey. Front Row: Linda Berndt, Jeff Berg and Ron Parker

E&B Paving has been awarded the Knox City Streets paving contract, pending review of the city attorney and street superintendent. The bid came in at $74,855.

Streets to be paved include Division Street from 300 East to the railroad tracks, Chicago Street from U.S. 35 to Prettyman Street, the alley behind Lady Bug Cleaners, St. Louis Street from U.S. 35 to Pearl Street, and South Portland Street from Culver Road to Delaware Street. Lafayette Street from Bower Street to Roosevelt Road will also be paved, along with Pearl Street from the railroad tracks to John Street.

Also, Covenant Concrete won the sidewalk construction bid for $15,323. Sidewalks will be installed on John, Prettyman, Shield, and Lafayette streets, near U.S.A Cafe and the Pearl Street Clinic.

Sewer Separation Project in Winamac Nearly Complete

Winamac Town Hall

The sewer separation project is nearing an end in the Town of Winamac.

Clerk-Treasurer Judy Heater told us that three-quarters of the paving is done and all streets affected with the project should be finished today. The Town’s fall paving schedule was combined with the project’s paving schedule so more could be done and the work is being handled by E&B Paving and Central Paving. Heater said the businesses have been very cooperative during this long process.

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North Judson Town Board Approves Paving Bid

North Judson Town Board: Dan Anderson, Wendy Hoppe, Jane Ellen Felchuk, Attorney Cassie Hine and Clerk-Treasurer Connie Miller

The North Judson Town Board approved spending $50,000 on street paving this year.

The Board discussed, at length, what streets to pave at what cost. The Board settled on paving the intersection at Ufkes and Campbell Drive, West Sycamore Street, Sycamore from Luken Street to the Railroad Museum, 1,100 yards at Highland Cemetery, and the railroad crossing at Arlington Avenue.

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