Bid Opening for Zanesville Project

by Brittany Harris on April 5, 2011 at 6:21 am

A bid opening was held on Tuesday for the Canal Street sewer lining project in Zanesville.

Last spring, a sinkhole developed between the canal and the Muskingum River. In order to fix the damaged area, repairs need to be made to the storm pipe that runs under it. Zemba Brothers was the only company to place a bid.

"It looks like it’s going to be a project that we can award but we’re going to have our engineers review it make a recommendation on the base bid verse the alternate bid and hopefully we’ll get an award out within a week," said Public Service Director Mike Sims.

Once the contract has been signed by the necessary officials, construction will begin weather permitting.

Plans are also moving forward for the Brandywine Boulevard culvert project. A structural engineer was brought in a few weeks ago to assess the damage.

"We’re waiting a final design cost from that engineering firm so we can get the placement project in the place," said Sims.

He said it’s going to be expensive, each foot of pipe costs around $800. They are still seeking financial assistance through the Ohio Public Works Emergency Funds. An ordinance will ultimately have to be passed by city council, along with selecting a contractor, before construction can take place.