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 did break open the 100 block. We’ve started on the east side in front of the (Mark Twain) museum. The reason why we started there is there’s donor pavers and trays we have to build into that which will take us a little while longer,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city. “You can see the festival boxes are being installed now.”
“Once we get that little section done we will jump to the west side and remove the whole west side of the 100 block at one time and hopefully get it in by Folklife,” said Chaplin. “In a couple weeks we’re going to start paving and building out these streets and get new blacktop down.”
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 the second week of November.
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