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City approves lowest bid for concrete work

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Riverton City Council has selected contractor Major Equipment of Riverton for an upcoming miscellaneous concrete repair project on city streets.

The council voted April 1 during its regular meeting. Major Equipment was the lowest bidder with about $940,000 in their proposal. Other bidders included 71 Construction, Dave's Asphault and DePatco.

The recommendation for the lowest bidder was made by the city's Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee, which contracted with Inberg-Miller Engineers to produce cost estimates for the concrete work. The engineers estimated the project would cost about $920,000.

The planned improvements cover more than 16.5 miles of city streets, with the busiest areas set to receive upgrades first. Mayor Ron Warpness praised the city and FORCC for moving forward on the concrete repair work that is needed throughout the city.

The work will be funded through the county's optional 1 percent sales tax. City staff in February said the tax was generating about $170,000 a month. With costs for current awarded projects subtracted, the fund now stands at about $1.1 million.

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