City Council to Kick Off 2015 Road Work with bids, discussion on major road repair reconfiguration

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With another road construction season upon us all, expect to see bright orange cones and road work crews around Dexter implementing the city’s proactive road repair and maintenance plans.

Three types of work must be done: crack sealing, cape sealing, and mill and overlay.

K & B Asphalt will return to perform crack sealing this year on Eaton Court, Third Street, Main from Baker to Kensington, Cnetral from 2nd to 3rd and areas that were mill and overlaid last summer.

They were the winning bidder for this type of work last year. They won the job with a bid of $1.10 per pound, which will carry over to this year’s new contract. The total project award is not to exceed $20,000.

Highway Maintenance will perform cape sealing extensively throughout most of the downtown, outlying areas and the industrial park. This work will cost up to $362.050 – primarily for the cape seal slurry solution that is used in this stage of road maintenance.

A company will be awarded the project for mill and overlay of Dexter’s roads at the City Council’s first meeting in May. This level of road maintenance is just shy of crushing and completely rebuilding a road, so it’s easily the most expensive roadwork on a per-mile basis.

City officials will discuss options for configuring this project proposal during their regular meeting tonight at the Dexter Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.

Currently the project will include mill and overlay of areas south of Main street and east of Baker for a total work cost of $204,930. Workers will also perform storm water repairs at Dover and Edison for $15,000 and the DPW will perform some repairs for $20 for a total projected project cost of $622,000.

Officials are considering adding the following project options for mill and overlay to the overall 2015 road work and maintenance plan that encompasses all of these project bids.

-Forest west of Baker (included in the $204,930 estimate) $28,000.
-Huron View Court (included in the $204,930 estimate) $30,000.
-Dexter Ann Arbor from Huron View Court to Ryan (include as cape sale if possible, not included in bids) $55,000.

“The streets that are currently under consideration to be postponed until 2016 are Forest from Baker to Kensington, Grand from Baker to Kensington and Hudson from Ann Arbor St to Baker, which represents approximately $292,000 worth of work,” City Manager Courtney Nicholls wrote in her report included in the below embedded packet.

“As Council is aware, Washtenaw County added a 0.5 street millage to the winter taxes. The City was required by the County (through the Road Commission) to submit a list of streets that would be repaired using the $100,000 that we will receive,” she explained. “The two 2015 streets that were submitted were Forest and Grand. Since it looks like we will not be spending enough on those streets next fiscal year, we will need to have the change approved by Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. Staff is working with the Road Commission to determine the steps that need to be taken to update the street list.”

(below is the April 27, 2015 meeting agenda embedded)

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(below is the April 27, 2015 meeting packet embedded)

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