The project
The extension of Stardust Drive in Hannibal from Head Lane to Veterans Road. The road's surface will be made of concrete.

The project
The extension of Stardust Drive in Hannibal from Head Lane to Veterans Road. The road's surface will be made of concrete.

What's
happening
"The rain was well needed, but it will styme construction today (Tuesday)," said City Engineer Mark Rees.

What's next
"They were putting in base rock last Friday on the west end, so curb and gutter (installation) should be right around the corner," said Rees. "They need to reinstall a BPW water line and complete some drainage work on the east end."

Anticipated cost
Bleigh Construction is the project's contractor. It was awarded the job after submitting a bid of $979,432. The city budgeted $1.2 million for the work.
Two change orders have been approved by the City Council thus far. In June, $3,800 was added for the removal of trees and creek channel realignment. In August, another $13,480 was OK'd for the relocation of a Ralls County water district pipeline. The cost of the project now amounts to $996,712.

Who's paying
The Stardust extension project was one of six major projects identified by the city to undertake with bond money.
The issuance of $5 million in revenue bonds was approved by voters in April 2008.
Projected date for completion
The contractor, Bleigh Construction, has until the middle of December to complete the work.
Each week, the Courier-Post is documenting the construction of the new roadway in western Hannibal. For more information, contact:
Journalist Danny Henley
Mail P.O. Box A, Hannibal, MO, 63401
Email danny.henley
@courierpost.com
Phone (573) 248-2752
Fax (573) 221-5800