The city of Sturgeon Bay will pay just under $608,000 to upgrade North 4th Avenue, beginning in April. City engineer Tony Depies told the city council Tuesday that the low bidder for the project to install sewer & water services, sidewalk, curbs & the road deck was Peter’s Concrete of Green Bay…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/N304.mp3|titles=Tony Depies]
The difference between the low bid & the final bid agreed to was an additional $10,500 to cover an error in the bid specifications related to gravel. The city could also have saved $82,000 by having an asphalt road bed rather than concrete, but Depies felt that asphalt had a shorter life expectancy & requires more intermittent maintenance. The city engineer also noted road projects in Door County tend to cost more…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/N305.mp3|titles=Tony Depies]
Of the total cost of the street project, Sturgeon Bay Utilities will pick up a little less than $186,524.