Council approves $34,200 for Washington Bridge design

March 6, 2012

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council approved a proposal from Olsson Associates for the work and fee, in the amount of $34,200, for the design of the Washington Street Bridge rehab during Monday’s council meeting.

The approval allows Olsson Associates to begin work on the design of the bridge work and it will allow them to provide all of the necessary services leading up to the bidding of the project.

City Administrator Gary Edwards was available for comment on the decision.

“They agreed to take Olsson on board for the design of the bridge. They will do everything going up to the bid. It will be a renovation, not a replacement,” Edwards said.

In regards to the Washington Street Bridge Project, the council authorized the submission of a loan application to the Missouri Transportation Finance Corporation (MTFC).

It was originally thought that the Washington Street Bridge may have to be completely replaced. If that was the case, then the project was estimated to cost around the $2.5 million mark.

It was also estimated that the new bridge construction would have taken close to three years to complete.

MoDOT advised that the Washington Street Bridge Project would be able to be renovated for a cost of $875,000 to $1 million, and would include a estimated completion date of one-and-a-half years.

MoDOT also informed the city that the MTFC might be able to provide a low interest loan for the renovations.

The Sedalia City Council also approved two change orders for the Sanitary Sewer Project that totaled $87,551.90 in savings for the city.

The first change order approved was for the Quincy Avenue portion of the Sanitary Sewer Project. It was in the amount of $20,890.88.

These savings brought the projected total for the Quincy Avenue Sanitary Sewer Project to $297,189.62.

The second change order approved was for the pip cleaning and CCTV inspection of the Sanitary Sewer Lines #3 Project.

These savings were in the amount of $66,661.02, which resulted in a total contract price of $342,943.98.

These projects are associated with the city’s Missouri Department of Natural Resources mandate that required the city to make $30,000,000 in repairs and changes to the Sanitary Sewer System of Sedalia.

Also during the meeting, the Sedalia City Council decided to table the decision of purchasing 20 Dell desktop computers, until such a time as new bids can be solicited.

The bid for the computers came from World Wide Technologies in the amount of $20,369.80.

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