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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Next block likely to remain open to traffic

  • The project
    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.
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  • The project
    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.
    What’s happening
    “More concrete is being poured and they’re wrapping up our second block and looking forward to opening up the third block,” said Mark Rees, city engineer, estimating that the work scene could shift to the 200 block of North Main in “a couple of weeks.”
    What’s next
    “I was admiring yesterday they left traffic open and are able to continue to work (in the 300 block). Brian (Chaplin, project manager) said they’re thinking about doing that on the next block, so instead of having the entire block shut down with men, equipment and materials everywhere, it looks like they’re going to try and let pedestrian and vehicle traffic sneak by,” ssaid Rees. “As long as Bleigh is working safe, and of course they have fencing and barricades up, and it’s convenient enough I support whichever way they choose.”
     
    Anticipated cost
    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.
    Who’s paying
    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
    Email danny.henley
    @courierpost.com
    Phone (573) 248-2752
    Fax (573) 221-5800
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