New Auburn’s $1 million street project will begin in early to mid August, according to Justin Black, engineer with SEH, Gaylord.
The project’s approximate starting date was determined during a pre-construction meeting, held July 7.
Bids for the project were opened May 28. Wm. Mueller & Sons of Hamburg was the low bidder. The total project bid was $1,073,811.48, which was $288,400.52 or 21% below the engineer’s estimate of $1,362,012.
Construction plans 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 City Council, last month, voted to proceed with the entire project. The bid had been split into work on existing bituminous streets, and surfacing of existing gravel streets.
Black said that another meeting will be held with the contractor prior to August, to determine a start date and the order of the street work. The project must be completed in mid November.
The City plans to allow assessments to be paid in equal annual installments over 20 years. There would be a 6% interest rate.