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 are trying to finish up (the installation of sidewalk in) the 200 block on the east side by Friday of this week,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city. “What that’s going to do is leave us with a decision to make as to which side of the street we break open in the 100 block come Monday. We will start breaking open the 100 block (Monday), regardless of which side.”
“We are going to start getting some wires pulled and festival boxes installed down through here, getting the electrical end of it tied up from North Street to where we’re at now,” said Chaplin. “We’re working with the Board of Public Works to get a few power poles replaced right now.”
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