Grey Road Sidewalk
Doug Wright, Project Manager shared an update on the Grey Road sidewalk project. The sidewalk project starts at Concord Road and ends at Wolfe Street. On February 5, 2021, bids from 4 contractors were publicly opened and recorded. Bids ranged from a high of $787,485 to a low of $487,945. All bids include 20% contingency for unforeseen items encountered during construction. The low bidder is available to start the project in mid-March. The anticipated construction duration is up to 120 days, with completion on July 15, 2021. The board approved budget amendment 2021-11 to proceed with construction. Letters will go out to Grey Road property owners, notifying them prior to the start of construction, and providing contact information for the town and contractor.
Beaty Street Sidewalk
Doug Wright presented an update on the Beaty Street Sidewalk project. The approved sidewalk project for FY 2021-2022 is a portion of Beaty Street starting at Oakhill Apartments and ending at the Beaty Street – North Main Street intersection. At the outset of the project, two (2) significant items were unknown:
1. Right-of-way acquisition required
2. Cost and time line for crossing the Norfolk Southern Railroad right-of-way
As of February 4, the right-of-way requirement has been determined, but the Norfolk Southern Railway impacts have not. Staff recommended to the board proceeding with bidding and construction of the sidewalk on Beaty Street up to the Norfolk Southern right-of-way, while concurrently continuing to seek approval for that crossing.
The board approved budget amendment 2021-12. Staff will proceed with bidding and construction of the sidewalk on Beaty Street up to the Norfolk Southern right-of-way.