A ceremonial ground breaking for Cedaredge's West Main Street improvements project took place last Thursday, June 27, in the walkway between SW 2nd and NW 3rd.
Officiating was mayor Pat Means.
She noted that the project is the result of vision and planning by local residents and volunteers who were part of the Cedaredge Enhancement Team more than a decade ago.
Means also credited the energy and minerals exploration and development firms that work locally and across the state for making possible the $250,000 grant that will cover almost one-third of the improvements project costs. (See related story below.)
The general contractor who won bidding on the project is Lance Rundle of Hotchkiss. His bid of just under $900,000 was far enough below the engineer's estimate that all of the pedestrian amenities, landscaping, and streetscaping details of the downtown section of the project will be included as originally planned, explained the town administrator.
Cost of the project is $1.09 million which breaks down as follows: general contractor, $898,976; Delta County, $133,145 with contingency; engineer, $30,000 estimated; other, $6,839; contingency, $24,679.
The work will also include the reconstruction of the road through downtown, installation of drainage improvements, and resurfacing of West Main to the town limits just beyond SW 12th.
Construction work will begin on Monday, July 15. The start date was moved back from the original schedule in order to make sure that the downtown street work doesn't interfere with annual Little Britches activities, especially the parade, that will take place the weekend preceding start of construction.
Construction completion date is scheduled for Sept. 30 to Oct. 31.
During construction, there will be one lane of traffic kept open, one-way only, westbound from Grand Mesa Drive.
Main Street traffic eastbound accessing Grand Mesa Drive will have a detour south to SW 2nd Avenue.
Mayor Means noted during her remarks that downtown businesses will remain open during construction.blog comments powered by Disqus