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 finally got the west side of the 100 block tore out as of yesterday (Tuesday). We’re setting the rock grade right now for our new curb,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city. “We have the Board of Public Works out here setting the old light poles that they refurbished. They’re down in the 300 block and 200 block resetting those right now. We’re also getting the festival boxes lined out and getting ready for the big festival in October.”
“We’re going to slip curb in tomorrow morning, which is Thursday morning. Then we’ll proceed on with the sidewalk and go as quickly as we can and get things taken care of before Folklife,” said Chaplin. “A lot of things are going to be happening real quick with the roads, the milling and paving.”
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