Monday evening the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety opened bids for the 2022 Street and Sidewalk Program.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi opened the four bids and Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt read the bids which were separated from public streets and cemetery lanes. Street projects include Crimson Lane from the west end to Hillcrest Avenue, Hillcrest Avenue from Red Oak Court to Winding Oak Drive, Garro Street from Ben Lane to 7th Street, 5th Street from Harrison Street to Jefferson Street, Angle Street from Ewing Street to the south dead end, Felix Place from Pearson Place to Hillcrest Avenue, and Washington Street from Michigan Steet to Water Street.
In Oak Hill Cemetery there are 6 locations where they will repave a 10-foot lane.
Milestone Construction from South Bend bid $159,200 for the cemetery and $1,191,000 for the street projects for a total of $1,355,000. Phend and Brown from Milford bid $128,010 for the cemetery projects and $1,150,581 for the street projects for a total of $1,280,992. Niblock Excavators from Columbia City presented a bid of $124,304 for the cemetery projects and $1,080,196 for the street projects for a total of $1,209,191. The final and low bid was from E&B Paving from Rochester. Their bid for the cemetery was $92,656 while the street projects came in at $791,087 for a total cost of $886,494. The difference between the two bids and the total cost is for undercutting and backfilling with each project.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi asked the board to allow Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt and VS Engineering to review the bids and award the project to the lowest and most responsive bidder hoping to get the projects scheduled earlier in the season.
The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the request and will ratify their decision at their next meeting in June.