Bid award for street overlay program likely


February 13, 2001|By RICHARD MONTENEGRO, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — In a special meeting of the City Council here tonight, council members will likely award a nearly $375,000 bid for the continuation of this city's comprehensive street overlay program.

Calexico Public Works Director Mariano Martinez said three and a half to four miles of city streets will be treated with a two-inch cap of rubberized asphalt.

The longest stretches of roadway addressed by the program will be the 1-mile length of Cesar Chavez Boulevard from Highway 98 to Second Street; three-quarters of a mile of Second Street from Imperial Avenue to west of the airport; and a half mile of Blair Avenue south of 98. Martinez said a number of smaller streets also will be repaired.

He added the recommendation is the City Council award a contract to Granite Construction of El Centro, which bid on the project at $374,955. Martinez said the only other bid was by Val-Rock Inc. of Seeley, which bid more than $400,000.


The overlay program will be paid for by the state Department of Transportation's regional transportation improvement program.

The City Council will convene as the Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday for the agency's monthly regular meeting.

Agency officials will ask the council to award a bid for the construction of a parking lot at the recently rededicated Horacio Luna Gun Club on Second Street.

At a cost of more than $300,000, the agency board approved the construction of the gun club but without a parking lot.

Calexico Economic and Community Development Director Juan Verdugo said the parking lot and a driveway from the gun club to Second Street will be built by RDA funds.

He said the construction contract will likely be awarded to Masters Construction of Brawley, which put in a $64,575 bid for the project.

In other agency business, the council is set to approve the hiring of three part-time workers to maintain city parks.

Verdugo said it isn't yet known how much the agency will have to pay to fund the positions. However, he foresees the city hiring the personnel sometime in the next 35 days.

Both meetings are scheduled for 6:30 tonight in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.

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