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City awards $1.3M bid for work at airport

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The City of Riverton awarded a bid for roughly $1.3 million to Maxwell Asphalt of Salt Lake City for Riverton Regional Airport's taxiway "C" rehab and general aviation apron reconstruction project.

Maxwell Asphalt, which has two local subcontractors, was the lowest bidder for the work.

The city previously had opened a bid phase, but only one bid, for $1.9 million, was received in time.

The bid was closed and re-opened June 19 with a total of four bids received before the closing date.

The Federal Aviation Administration, through its Airport Improvement Program, will fund a majority of the cost, with the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton funding the remaining amount. The city is expected to provide about $33,000 to the project.

"The fiscal year 2013-14 budget anticipated the city expense to be $29,916. (Roughly $3,300) will be transferred from other capital line items to make up for the minor shortfall," reads public services director Bill Urbigkit's report to the city council.

The airport qualifies for the AIP under its Part 139 commercial airport status, which includes enplanements of more than 10,000 annually. The FAA will provide about $1.2 million for the project. Engineers estimated a $1.1 million cost. Maxwell Asphalt's bid was 13 percent above the estimate.

Also awarded July 2 by the City of Riverton were the taxicab licenses for Ace Taxi, BDS Taxi, Dale's Gator Creek Taxi, and Orlando's Ride LLC. All paid the appropriate fees and reported the required documents.

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