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Milford City Council Approves Bids For Two Street Projects

On August 24, 2020, the Milford City Council approved bids for street projects on Mispillion Street and Lovers Lane.

The City Engineer reviewed three bids for the Mispillion Street Group 2020 Project. The project includes
the reconstruction of McColley Street from SE Front to Mispillion Street, reconstruction of Marshall Street
from SE Front Street to the dog park, and the reconstruction of Mispillion Street from Marshall Street to
Fisher Avenue. The reconstruction includes new pavement, curb and sidewalk. Waterline work includes
4” line in Mispillion Street to provide a water loop and a new 8” main extension in Marshall Street to serve
the future Riverwalk Villas. Lead water service lines will also be replaced. Sewer line work consists of a
new sewer service line for Riverwalk Villas.

The bids received were:
Diamond Materials: $682,386
David A Bramble: $860,517.50
A-Del Construction: $864,950 (Contingent amount was incorrectly calculated, according to city documents)

City staff recommended awarding a contract to Diamond Material in the amount of $682,386.00 as they are the apparent
low bidder and have a very good local reputation for work similar to this project, most recently Airport Road.
The engineer’s estimate for the project was $1,194,355. The funds to be used would be furnished according to the
following amounts and from the accounts listed below:

Municipal Street Aid $434,440.16
Real Estate Transfer Tax Reserves: $ 80,000.00
Water Reserves: $139,327.92
Sewer Reserves: $ 28,617.92
Total $682,386.00

In exchange for the improvements being completed for the future Riverwalk Villas, the Riverwalk Villas
developer will be responsible for the future reconstruction of Mispillion Street between Marshall and
Columbia, including curb and sidewalk on both sides of the street, and new pavement.

The staff also recommended that the Council award the contract to Diamond Materials in the amount of $682,386.00 for the Mispillion Street Group 2020 Project to be funded with
$434,440.16 from Municipal Street Aid, $80,000 from Real Estate Transfer Tax Reserves, $139,327.92 from Water Reserves and $28,617.92 from Sewer Reserves.

Mispillion Street Project

The Lovers Lane Project was awarded to David A. bramble for $148,075.

Lovers Lane Project

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