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.
“The Street Department just tore out another section, about 100 feet of sidewalk, and that’s going to keep us moving and keep us getting this sidewalk put down,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city. “We should have this west side down and done by the end of next week. It’s moving right along.”
“Once we know we’re going to be on our last pour on the west side of the street we will start going ahead and breaking open the east side of the street and get moving. It’s going to be kind of a domino effect. That sidewalk will go down as fast as this west side,” said Chaplin. “I know there are those who have concerns about the process, but we’re moving right along and going as fast as we can. We’re doing the best we can with this project.
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