NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Residents on the presidential streets will have brand new roads by the end of October.
Karvo Cos. was awarded the bid for the presidential road project by a unanimous Council vote during a July 5 special meeting. Village Engineer Richard Wasosky said the winning bid was just under $1.3 million. Wasosky didn't have an exact date of work to begin but said he expects to give the official go ahead to the paving company around July 15. He said Karvo will have 100 days to complete the job, making the completion date near the end of October.
A total of four companies bid on the project. Bids for the project were to opened June 29. The highest bid came from Ronyak Paving, Inc. at more than $1.6 million. The second highest bid came in from The Shelly Company at more than $1.5 million, while Specialized Construction bid $1.28 million. Karvo Companies had the lowest bid at $1.27 million.
The village is receiving a 90 percent matching, 20-year loan at a zero percent interest rate for approximately $500,000, according to Wasosky.
The village engineer said he did not know what order the construction company would pave roads but there will be closures to through traffic.
"During the actual pavement recycling and the asphalt paving operations roadways will be closed to through traffic and will be restricted to access for local traffic only," Wasosky said in an email to the News Leader. "The roadways should be open to traffic during the pavement repair operations and the milling operations."
Paving the presidential subdivision -- which includes nine roads plus Maple Avenue -- was expected to cost around $640,000. Wasosky told Council March 8 that for an additional $300,000, a recycled paving process would give the roads a longer life span. Maple Avenue, however, only needs a mill and fill, while one-third of Kennedy Boulevard from "the turn" to Vorderman Avenue is getting a new sewer line.
"We last used recycled pavement on the presidential streets 23 years ago," Wasosky told the News Leader in March. "Realistically we got a good 18 years out of the roads."
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