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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Rain puts damper on Main St. progress

  • 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 installation of new sidewalk on the east side of Main Street in the 100 block was brought to a temporary halt Wednesday because of rain.
    “Weather. I knew that sometimes this would be an issue. You never know what the weather is going to do.,” said Brian Chaplin, city project manager.
    What’s next
    “Tomorrow (Thursday) we’re going to start pouring some more concrete. Hopefully by Friday we will have the sidewalk buttoned up in the 100 block on the east side,” said Chaplin. “According to the plans we’ll start paving (South Main) next week and toward the end of next week we’ll have all the asphalt taken care of.
    “North Main is milled and ready to put new asphalt in, so that’s actually done which is good. We’re just waiting for that good day to start paving the rest of our road and buttoning up the sidewalk, and getting this project wrapped up by the end of the year.”   
     
    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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