City awards contract for street jobs

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a contract for street preservation projects to Spokane Rock Products. The council also approved a second list of projects that will go out to bid soon.

Spokane Rock Products was the apparent low bidder at $630,799 for three street preservation projects, well below the city’s $1 million estimate. The city will grind and overlay Vista Road from Mission to Nora avenues, Fourth Avenue from Dishman-Mica to Farr roads and Dishman-Mica Road from 16th Avenue to Schafer Road.

The city will only work on the travel lanes on Dishman-Mica, not the shoulders that are still in fairly good shape, said Steve Worley, senior capital projects engineer. “We are only going to grind and overlay those portions that need it,” he said.

The council was also unanimous in approving the second phase of street preservation projects. By the time the city advertises for bids and awards a contract it will probably be August, Worley said. “We’re fairly late in the year to be going to bid for road projects,” he said.

The projects being put out to bid are to grind and overlay Fancher Road from Sprague to Broadway avenues, Mission Avenue from Union to Pines roads and Sprague Avenue from Park Road to the Interstate 90 overpass. Patching will also be done on Argonne Road from Mullan Road to Montgomery Avenue. Pines Road from 24th to 16th avenues will also be improved, but that work will be bid separately so it can be paired with planned sidewalk work in the area, Worley said. The city is estimating that the work will cost $1.4 million.

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