Westerville will spend $3.679 million to repair and reconstruct streets as part of the 2011 street rehabilitation program.

Westerville will spend $3.679 million to repair and reconstruct streets as part of the 2011 street rehabilitation program.

Westerville City Council approved a $2.729 million bid from The Shelly Co. at its April 19 meeting to repave roads and to make paving and concrete repairs to Westerville streets.

A $950,000 bid was awarded to Columbus Asphalt Paving to reconstruct Baker Lake Court, Baker Lake Drive, Donmac Drive and Marlene Drive.

Both companies' bids were the lowest the city had received on the two contracts.

The Shelly Co. also was awarded a contract for street repairs in the city's 2009 and 2010 street rehabilitation programs, and Columbus Asphalt Paving did work for the city in 2007, 2008 and 2010, Westerville planning and development director Karl Craven said.

The resurfacing work done by The Shelly Co. will include multiple streets throughout Westerville, the most noticeable of which will be Polaris Parkway, Craven said. The city will wait until the West Main Street bridge reopens late this summer to do work on Polaris Parkway, he said.

There is a map on the city's website, www.westerville.org, showing the locations of other resurfacing projects, Craven said. The website also includes a list of roads that will be worked on and details of the work that will be done.

Now that the bids have been awarded, Craven said the city's staff will work with The Shelly Co. to set a schedule for roadwork, and that schedule also will be posted online.

With the reconstruction of Baker Lake Court, Baker Lake Drive, Donmac Drive and Marlene Drive, Columbus Asphalt Paving will replace utilities that need to be updated, fix curbs and reconstruct the pavement.

The four roads will be worked on simultaneously, Craven said, with work scheduled to begin in mid-May and to be completed in mid-August.

Also at the April 19 meeting, council approved the purchase of 14.07 acres for the Department of Recreation and Parks.

The cost of the land, which runs along Alum Creek between Polaris Parkway and Worthington Road, is $210,000.

Most of that will be covered by a Clean Ohio grant awarded to the city by the state, department director Randy Auler said. The city's cost to acquire the land will be $65,000.

The purchase will allow Westerville to extend the bike path north and help to preserve Alum Creek, Auler said. The land was identified in the city's Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan as ideal for purchase.