New Auburn’s City Council, last week, voted 4-1 to proceed with its $1 million street improvement project.
Bids for the street project were opened May 28. The City Council, last week, awarded the project to the low bidder, Wm. Mueller & Sons of Hamburg. The low bid was $1,073,811.48, which was $288,400.52 or 21% below the engineer’s estimate of $1,362,012.
The construction plans, which are expected to begin in mid July, include seal coat, mill and overlay, reclaiming, complete reconstruction, bituminous paving of existing gravel surface streets, and installation of street drain tile. The project will also include surfacing previously identified gravel streets in the community.
The project was bid with an alternate. The main bid was for the work on existing blacktop streets, while the alternate bid was for surfacing previously identified gravel streets. The project must be completed by mid November.
The City plans to allow the assessments to be paid in equal annual installments over 20 years. There would be a 6% interest rate.