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Bids sought for Waynesboro street reconstruction

May 10, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Borough Council is seeking bids to reconstruct a rough section of East Second Street from Myrtle Avenue to 100 feet east of Enterprise Avenue.

The council agreed last Wednesday it would bid the 1,300-foot project, but not necessarily commit to accepting the bids.

"I'm going to make a motion we go out for bids and see where it leads us," Councilman Ronnie Martin said.

Martin joked he "rode down there the other day and lost two fillings" because of the choppiness.

He said now might be a good time for the project because blacktop companies are offering competitive pricing.

Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said bids are due June 1 and he'll ask the council to make a decision on them the next day.

"We can't start until after the 8th of June because that's the last day of school and graduation is that night," Grubbs said.

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The road provides access to Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

The base coat needs to be in place before the Summer Jubilee activities on Fourth of July weekend, Grubbs said.

"We're going to start really quickly," he said.

The milling will have to occur in just one or two days, Grubbs said. If the contractor can't establish a base coat before the holiday weekend, the work will have to occur after the Summer Jubilee and before the start of the 2010-11 school year, he said.

"As long as the weather's good, that's the most important thing," Grubbs said of timing.

Grubbs said he's going to host a prebid meeting later this month to answer any questions from contractors and talk about the specifications.

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