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Welty Road paving on hold in Waynesboro

July 03, 2008|By DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday approved a bid for the reconstruction of Cumberland Valley Avenue, but improving Welty Road will have to wait to another year.

Valley Quarries Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., was awarded the contract at a cost of $353,801.42, subject to review by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. With inspection fees and other costs, the project will total about $375,000, said Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger.

Most of the money for the reconstruction, $200,000, will come from a federal grant, Hamberger said. The balance will be paid from the remaining funds in a Pennsylvania Infrastructure loan to the borough, he said.

That will leave about $44,000 for any cost overruns in the CV Avenue project, Hamberger said. The project will cost more than it would have a year or two ago because "asphalt is a bit pricey these days," he said.

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Welty Road will not get reconstructed this year, Councilman Ronnie Martin said. Hamberger said there is $60,000 in the budget for the road, but the estimated cost of reconstruction is about $200,000.

The council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 30, to award bids on street projects that will be paid for out of Community Development Block Grant funds, federal money distributed to counties and some municipalities through the state.

Those streets to be repaved and repaired include portions of North Broad, East North and Garfield streets and St. Andrew Drive, Hamberger said.

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