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City settles on overlay paving using money from 1 percent

Aug 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Riverton City Council has approved the recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee on pavement overlay projects on Watt Court to Dave's Asphalt and the Woodridge Estates subdivisions to 71 Construction.

Both will be funded by the optional 1 percent sales tax approved last year by voters with the stipulation that the money be used for infrastructure work.

Initial recommendations were delayed by the council so the city could consider two bids in addition to the quote from 71 Construction, the company that is already executing work for the Central Wyoming College Health and Science Center.

The city received two additional quotes along with

71 Construction's proposal for both overlay projects. The Central Wyoming College campus would be connected to College View Drive via an extension of Watt Court to handle expected increased traffic tied to the opening of the Health and Science Center.

The project would create a two-inch overlay over the existing, degraded asphalt as a new section is paved.

Other quotes received were from Western Wyoming Construction Co. for about $42,000 and Dave's Asphalt for about $24,000. 71 Construction held to its earlier estimate of about $32,000.

Two new bids received for the Woodridge Estates subdivisions were from Mountain Construction for about $475,000 and Dave's Asphalt for about $382,000.

The city awarded the project to 71 Construction with the lowest bid of about $350,000.

The tax is expected to bring in close to $2 million. So far, the city has reported a revenue from the tax of about $400,000.