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Funkstown opens bids for curbing work

Project on hold until money becomes available

Project on hold until money becomes available

December 15, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown officials opened bids Monday night for curbing work on Poplar and Chestnut streets, then decided to hold off on moving forward with the project until money becomes available.

Town officials are considering changing the entrances to Poplar and Chestnut streets from Edgewood Drive. The blocks nearest Edgewood were made one-way in 2007 to prevent drivers coming through town on Edgewood from cutting through on the residential streets to avoid traffic signals.

The one-way status presented problems for some residents in those blocks.

The bids opened Monday night were for installation of concrete or plastic curbing to prevent traffic from turning off Edgewood onto Poplar or Chestnut streets. Traffic would still be able to turn off those streets onto Edgewood, Assistant Mayor Paul Crampton Jr. said.

Two companies, Henson & Son and Lone Star Builders, bid on the project.

Bids for concrete curbing were $11,000 to $16,280 to do both streets. Bids for plastic curbing were $14,250 to $21,092 for both streets. Bids also were made for work on just Poplar or Chestnut.

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At Crampton's suggestion, Town Council members tabled the project until funding is available.

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