Archive for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

County to seek bids on road project

April 16, 2013

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Douglas County commissioners will vote Wednesday on whether to move forward with a major road improvement project on Route 442 between Stull and the Shawnee County line.

Commissioners will be asked to authorize soliciting bids for the project, which is estimated to cost about $1.4 million, to be paid out of the county's capital improvements budget.

The original plan called for about $4 million in road work, but commissioners scaled back the scope of the project earlier this year, largely because of an anticipated drop in property tax revenues.

Current plans are now limited to pavement rehabilitation and some safety improvements, including three foot-wide paved shoulders along the two 90-degree curves about a half-mile east of Shawnee County.

Also on Wednesday, commissioners will consider a site plan for the demolition and reconstruction of a portion of an office and manufacturing building at 1837 E. 1450 Road.

The commission meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.

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