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.
“This morning we’re going to take out about 120 feet of sidewalk. We set about 140 feet of curb yesterday. We thought we’d just go ahead and take out all this sidewalk so we can keep moving with the project,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city.
“We have great weather ahead of us so we’re going to keep slipping sidewalk in as much as we can,” said Chaplin. “Weather pending, we should have this whole block here on the west side ‘slipped’ within three weeks. Then we’ll jump over and do the east side. We’ll slip in the whole curb, then take out a big section of the sidewalk and then start putting it all back in.
“It should go quicker than the 300 block because of the tie-ins and the new storm sewer. We know we don’t have that much in this next block so it won’t take near as long.”
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