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
“They’re making real good progress. About all the problems and wrinkles have been worked out that I know of,” said City Engineer Mark Rees. “They’ve paved (west of Clover Road) all the way out to the bank.
“They’ve dug out half the Clover Road intersection,” added Rees.

What’s next
“They should pave the half of the (Stardust/Clover Road) intersection (that’s been dug out) in the next couple of days,” said Rees.
 
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.
Three 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. On Oct. 2, the City Council approved spending an additional $3,294 related to the water line relocation and to pay for undergrading that was needed to stabilize the bedding.
The cost of the project now amounts to just over $1 million.

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