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 get the side streets (off Main Street) milled out today (Wednesday) in the 400, 300 and 200 blocks. We’ll jump over Broadway probably this afternoon (Wednesday) and mill out the main line all the way to the flood wall. There’s also a couple of side streets there we need to mill out,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city.
Work also is taking place in a park area on North Main.
“We went ahead and started working on it because we had a little bit of time. Hopefully we’ll get this flat work done with this concrete before Folklife and be able to put the benches in here,” said Chaplin.
“We’re going to start paving hopefully today (Wednesday), for sure first thing in the morning (Thursday), 100 percent,” said Chaplin. “Hopefully we’ll be paving into early next week and then be completely done (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