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.
“In the 100 block, east side, they’re going to try and finish it up in the next couple to three weeks and hopefully get it done before the snow flies. The weather is going to be kind of unpredictable at this time of the season, so we’re just trying to race to get this 100 block done and get the asphalt put down (on the street),” said Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city.
“The sidewalk will be done. We’re going to be really close to completion probably within the next 30 days. Actually, we will be completed within the next 30 days, weather pending.”
“We’re going to focus on paving South Main and getting it done this year. We’re trying to find that window of opportunity when the temperature is warm enough to get pavement (workers) back in here and finish out the pavement at least,” 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 middle 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