By Jacob Mathias
The Stevens Point Board of Public Works awarded bids for multiple projects on Monday night including projects on Brilowski Road as well as resurfacing of Community Stadium.
The most expensive project bid awarded went to the resurfacing on Brilowski Road and corresponding sidewalk project is to be completed by American Asphalt of Mosinee. American’s bid for the project was $214,533.
The intersection of Brilowski Road and E.M. Copps Drive is also slated for construction and a plan by AECOM was approved by the board. The accepted completion date of the intersection is set for July 2016.
Improvements to Community Stadium at Goerke Park are needed as well. Resurfacing of part of the stadium is needed and the lowest bid for the resurfacing was $128,545 from Merit Construction Services of Farmington, Minn.
The stadium project includes caulking and membrane sealants on the surface, requiring all the aluminum bleachers be temporarily removed.
“The caulking is failing so we need to do it and we always talk about upgrading our facilities and keeping them functional,” said Tom Schrader, director of parks and recreation. “Will it fall apart in a year? No. If we start putting stuff off were going to get into problems.”
The east side of Community Stadium is the section being resurfaced.
A bid for the installation of 20 street lights on Reserve Street was awarded to Van Ert Electric of Wausau. The total cost of the project is proposed by Van Ert at $107,622. The cost covers the 20 street lights as well as additional electrical components and control boxes.
The lighting will extend from North Reserve Street at the Interstate Highway 39 overpass to the driveway of the Harmony Village. The street lights are expected to be completed by Nov. 13.
An annual contract of bituminous road patching was awarded to RC Pavers of Weston. Schatschneider said that Mid-State Asphalt of New London had the contract for the past two years.
The bid awards will be finalized at the next Stevens Point Common Council meeting on April 20.