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.
“Today (Wednesday) we have Bleigh trying to button up the Jake Beckley area where they’re going to make a nice concrete area with some flowers,” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city, who thanked Bleigh Construction for its work on the sidewalk portion of the downtown improvement project in preparation of Folklife.
“The street is pretty much buttoned up,” said Chaplin, who expressed his appreciation to Bross Construction for its work on the street portion of the downtown improvement project in advance of this weekend’s Folklife Festival.
“Monday will be a big morning. We’ll rip out the remainder of the east side to get that sidewalk put in this year. We’ll also concentrate on the south side of Main Street to get the mill and overlay completed this year,” 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 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