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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Street, sidewalk prep work taking place

  • The project
    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.
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  • The project
    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.
    What’s
    happening
    The removal of old pavement was taking place Wednesday morning where North Main and Broadway meet. Prep work was also taking place for the pouring of new sidewalk on the east side of Main Street in the 100 block.
    “I was glad they (contractor) looked out ahead and saw enough (good) weather to feel like they can get this paved more than likely next week, at the latest the week after. That will take care of the south end of (North) Main Street,” said Mark Rees, city engineer.
    “The curb is basically in except for the ends and the individual sidewalks are being poured as we go.”
    What’s next
    “I heard second hand they might get in and start planting trees, which will be a nice touch to finally have those done. They were waiting at least this long for the trees to go dormant. That time period is here and they’re not afraid to go ahead and transplant them for the best results,” said Rees. “The stamped crosswalks is a pretty big undertaking that still has to happen, but during that process the rest of the project will be mostly usable and pretty. They’ll interrupt one intersection at a time as they do these stamped and colored crosswaks.”   
     
    Anticipated cost
    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.
    Who’s paying
    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
    Email danny.henley
    @courierpost.com
    Phone (573) 248-2752
    Fax (573) 221-5800
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