City opens bids for road paving work

The Seymour Board of Public Works and Safety opened bids Thursday morning for its 2019 road maintenance improvement program.

The city received two bids with the lowest at $2,327,828.61 from Dave O’Mara Contractors Inc. of North Vernon. The second bid was $2,966,111.12 from Milestone Contractors of Elizabethtown.

An alternate bid for pavement emulsion for stabilizing Killion Avenue in the Eastside Industrial Park came in at $11,310 from Milestone and $79,547 from O’Mara.

Mayor Craig Luedeman said the board would take the bids under advisement and award the project at the June 13 meeting.

Shawn Strange, project manager with First Group Engineering of Indianapolis, said the total work was estimated to cost around $2.55 million. That includes road reconstruction and pavement overlay.

A total of 3.15 miles of road on 23 different streets throughout the city will be included in the project.

Nearly half of the cost, $1 million, will be paid for through the state-funded Community Crossings initiative, which provides Hoosier cities, towns and counties with matching funds for road and bridge projects.

Earlier this year, Luedeman said the city should be spending around $3 million annually on its roads. It currently is spending around $2.5 million compared to the $250,000 that was being spent in 2012.

The condition of Seymour’s streets is at an all-time high, however, thanks to the city’s asset management plan and the Community Crossings grant program, which allowed the city to pave more than 6 miles of streets last year, Luedeman said.

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Seymour streets to be repaved in 2019

Fourth Street from 1100 feet east of Burkart Boulevard to Aisin Plant 1

Fifth Street from B Avenue to A Avenue

Seventh Street from North Park Street to North Blish Street

Eighth Street from North Blish Street to Hustedt Street

B Avenue from Sixth Avenue to South Walnut Street

Camelot Drive

Circle Street from North Broadway Street to O’Brien Street

East 16th Street from Burkart Boulevard to the end of the cul-de-sac

Evergreen Drive from South Park Drive to Phillips Lane

Garden Avenue from North Park Drive to Fox Avenue

Hawthorn Court from Westgate Road to the end of the cul-de-sac

Hustedt Street from Eighth Street to Ninth Street

Killion Avenue from Burkart Boulevard to Bateman Drive

Marley Lane from East Oak Street to East Brown Street

North Blish Street from Seventh Street to Eighth Street

Redwood Drive from Ewing Street to the end of the cul-de-sac

Redwood Court from Redwood Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac

Reliance Street from O’Brien Street to Bush Street

South Jackson Park Drive from the dead end south of Hickory Hill Road to East Oak Street.

South Park Drive from Garden Avenue to South O’Brien Street

South Pine Street from West Tipton Street to St. Louis Avenue

Snyder Avenue from Burkart Boulevard to Pin Oak Circle

Southwest Frontage Road from Tipton Street to County Line Road