Low bid means more roadway can be repaved
Pataskala officials received lower bids than anticipated for this year's phase of the Roadway Asset Management Plan, which means a few more sections of road can be repaved.
City Administrator Timothy Boland said some of the bids were higher than anticipated and some were lower, which resulted in an overall lower number.
The city allocated almost $1.4 million for the 2013 RAMP phase, which includes money for engineering and inspection services and an estimated $1.1 million to pave Adams Lane, Cable Road, First Avenue, Hickory Lane, Mill Street, North End Drive, Robin Lane, Third Avenue, Veasey Lane and roads in the Bright Waters subdivision.
Robert Schroeder, Pataskala's project manager, said city officials opened six bids July 10 and determined the best and lowest bid was from the Shelly Co. of Thornville at $929,399.50.
The difference between the estimate and the bid -- $170,600.50 -- could be used to repave more of Cable Road and to repave Rich Street from Broadway to the alley near Pataskala Elementary School at 395 S. High St., Schroeder said.
In a special meeting July 29, Pataskala City Council heard first reading of an ordinance to repave Rich Street from Broadway to the alley.
Schroeder said the city already will repave 0.6 miles of Cable Road.
If City Council includes Rich Street on the paving list, an additional 0.75 miles of Cable Road could be resurfaced, Schroeder said.
If City Council decides to leave Rich Street out of the repaving plans, the city could pave another 0.85 miles of Cable Road, and almost reach Corder Road, based on prices in the bids, he said.
Also July 29, City Council voted 6-0, with Merissa McKinstry absent, to update the pricing for the RAMP projects.
Council waived the second and third readings of the ordinance.