City NEwsBids for the 2017 Fall Street & Sidewalk Projects were opened during Monday evening’s Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

Four companies offered bids on the 29 different projects that were grouped into three separate projects.

Rieth Riley Construction from South Bend bid $1,476, 699.70 while Phend & Brown from Milford submitted a bid of $1,375,406.80 and E & B Paving out of Rochester bid $1,252,167.78.  Low bidder for the projects was Walsh & Kelly out of South Bend with a bid of $1,182,729.05.

Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt asked the Board of Works to take the bids under advisement for his review and award the project prior to the next meeting to the lowest bidder so the city can get a jump on projects yet this year.

The Board of Works approved his request.

Projects bid in the 2017 Fall projects include:

Jefferson Street from Walnut St. east to the Yellow River Bridge; Plymouth Goshen from Michigan St. to the bridge over the ditch; North St. from Western Avenue to Michigan Street; Western Avenue from the US 30 bridge east to Hoham Drive; Council Drive behind Kroger; Hehr Str. from Stanley to Oak; Stanley from Hehr to Jim Neu; Chester Street from Clinton to Oakhill; Clinton Street from Chester St. to Michigan St.; Ferndale from Liberty to Kingston; the Airport Road; Maple St. from Freeman to the dead-end; and Freeman St from Oakhill to the dead-end.  These are the projects in the first grouping.

The next group of projects include: LaPorte from Center to Plum; Hope Blvd; Monroe Street from Plum to Walnut; Washington Street from Michigan to Plum; Walnut Street from Monroe to Novelty and Center Street from Monroe to Novelty in the second group of projects.

The final grouping of street projects in the city include: five resurfacing streets in the Oakhill Cemetery; the Amphitheater driveway and parking lot; Hoosier Old Wheels Trail in Centennial Park; the Plymouth Street Department front drive and parking lot and the Plymouth Airport Parking lot.

The projects are funded by the Community Crossings Grant recently received by the city, through the Street Department’s 2017 budget for street work and from the various city department budgets where projects are being done.