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Village board approves construction projects

By Kevin Boneske
Staff Writer

HOWARD – Now that the extension of winter weather is coming to an end with the arrival of construction season, the Howard village board voted Monday, April 23, to award contracts for work in the village for this year.

For the installation of improvements for the Woodland Estates and Bayview Estates sixth addition, which includes 68 new single-family residential lots and storm water management facilities for the developments and an additional 18 acres of existing developments, the board approved a roadway contract of $758,606 for Carl Bowers and Sons and a utility contract of $747,187 for Feaker and Sons, contingent on attorney review of the contracts.

The general construction description of the project includes installing 3,700 feet of sanitary sewer, 3,800 feet of water main, 4,700 feet of storm sewer, 3,850 feet of roadway and a storm water management system.

Board members also approved roadway and utility contracts for improvements to the Woodland Ridge Reserve and Kozy Korners plats, which will have 46 new single-family residential lots and storm water management facilities for the developments.

RC Excavating was awarded the roadway contract for $798,785 with Carl Bower and Sons receiving the utility contract for $594,006, contingent on attorney review of the contracts.

The general construction description of that project includes installing 3,700 feet of sanitary sewer, 2,800 feet of water main, 3,600 feet of storm sewer, 2,800 feet of roadway and a storm water management system.

The village’s director of engineering, Michael Kaster, noted construction on both projects could begin as early as mid May upon the contracts being awarded and are scheduled for completion in October.

Road resurfacing

A contract to MCC, Inc., totaling $1,623,057 for asphalt resurfacing and other miscellaneous projects in the village for this year also received board approval.

Director of Public Works Geoff Farr noted the resurfacing portion of the projects total more than $1.17 million with the most expensive work at more than $421,000 calling for pulverizing and paving of Pinecrest Road, which will be widened with 11-foot lanes, a five-foot paved shoulder and one-foot gravel shoulders.

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