Pavement project planned for Rt. 110
JOHNSTOWN – A Chautauqua County company may be awarded a $1.2 million contract for a pavement rehabilitation project on Fulton County Highway 110 in the towns of Broadalbin and Northampton.
The Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee authorized the contract with Hanson Aggregates New York LLC Inc. of Jamesville Monday at the County Office Building. The full board will review the contract July 8.
The board in May authorized the bidding process for the County Highway 110 project as part of the county’s 2013 capital plan.
Bids were opened June 12 and six were received, ranging from a high bid of $1.4 million to Hanson’s low bid of $1.2 million.
“I was very happy with the bid prices that came in,” county Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost told the committee.
Yost said Hanson – a “very competent” firm – has a local contingent that will come from Montgomery County to do the upcoming road work.
He said this project has been a proposal for about four years, but the state Department of Transportation kept pushing off funding for it. He said the federal government will pay about 80 percent, and the local share will end up being about 5 percent.
Yost said the county had hired a consultant for the project, which originally estimated it would cost about $2 million. But that figure was eventually revised to $1.5 million, he said.
In his monthly operations report, Yost said reconstruction continues on County Highway 112 in the towns of Caroga and Bleecker.
Prepaving work on a project for County Highway 155 was also being done by the county.
Other highway work being done recently by the county includes repairing numerous washouts from heavy rain storms, trimming trees and chipping brush, preparing roads to be paved in 2014, patching potholes, roadside and county airport mowing, and continued sign maintenance and replacement.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.