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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Sidewalk work wraps up, paving next

  • 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 west side of North Main Street in the 100 block was underway Wednesday.
    “We are actually finishing up our last piece of sidewalk on the west side in the 100 block at Broadway and Main, which is good news,” said Brian Chaplin, city project manager.
    What’s next
    “The better news is Bross will be here first thing in the morning (Thursday) and we’re going to pave all day. Temperatures will be up in the 60s possibly and the ground temperature is still pretty warm so we are going to pave everything; it’s going to be completely done tomorrow, the paving of South Main and the intersection at the 100 block and Main,” said Chaplin.
    “The tree company is coming in to start planting trees tomorrow (Thursday), so it’s going to be kind of a busy day downtown tomorrow.
    “If you see the equipment, do your best to avoid it, and we’ll try to keep everybody moving on through and get this road taken care of as soon as possible tomorrow.”   
     
    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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