An assortment of work is planned, including the installation of storm water drainage on North Main, the construction of new sidewalks, curb and gutters on North Main, plus the grading and overlaying of the Main Street driving surface.
“We just buttoned up the last piece of sidewalk before the July 4 festival,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city of Hannibal. “We’ve had good weather and good weather gives us good progress and a window of opportunity to keep moving and that’s what we took advantage of. We got to open up on the east side and put in about 90 feet of sidewalk and curb on the east side.”
“We’re going to clean the street up, clean the block up, reopen the block to traffic and continue Monday, July 8, on the sidewalk. Hopefully the weather will hold out and we can continue moving on,” said Chaplin.
Bleigh Construction’s original bid was $828,000. When the design of the project was revised, it required passage of a construction change order by the City Council of an additional $196,654.
When engineering and design service contracts, plus a handful of other related costs are factored in, another $215,000 is added to the project’s total cost.
The state has designated $353,034 for the project. A portion of the construction costs will be split between the city and North Main property owners, who in 2011 agreed to help offset a funding shortfall by paying a special assessment.
Projected date for completion
The latest estimate is that much of the work will take until around Thanksgiving of this year.
Each week, the Courier-Post is documenting the improvements taking place in downtown Hannibal. For more information, contact:
Journalist Danny Henley
Mail P.O. Box A, Hannibal, MO, 63401
Phone (573) 248-2752
Fax (573) 221-5800