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.
“It’s Wednesday morning and I know that we’re going to have the west side of the 200 block (of North Main Street) done this week,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city. “We’re moving. We’re doing great … awesome.”
“Monday being a holiday we’re going to go ahead and wait until Tuesday morning to break open the east side. We’re going to tear it out, like we did before, about 6 feet into the sidewalk so we still have the sidewalk open so people can get into and out of their businesses for now.
“We’ll slip the curb in next week and hopefully in two-and-a-half to three weeks we’ll have this east side done and be moving on to the 100 block,” 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