City awards contracts for road maintenance program

A North Vernon contractor recently received contracts totaling nearly $1.8 million for street and road work for the city of Seymour in the spring.

The contracts granted to Dave O’Mara Contractors by the board of public works and safety call for the company to reconstruct Phillips Lane between Garden Avenue and Evergreen Drive at a cost of $658,572.

The company also will patch, mill and resurface 20 streets and roads at a cost of $1,228,539. The total bid was $1,787,102.96.

Half of the work will be funded through a $839,551.48 Community Crossings Matching Grant received from the state in early December. The Seymour Redevelopment Commission will fund the other half.

“As you guys are aware, RDC covers a big chunk of this, and they did commit to providing funding for this one and also gave permission for next year when the CCMG funding comes around,” Mayor Matt Nicholson told the board. Nicholson is president of the board.

The city received four bids for the work and opened them Dec. 9. Other companies bidding on the projects and their bids were All-Star Paving, $2,157,675.18; Milestone Contractors, $2,693,506.54; and Lawyer Construction, which only bid on the concrete reconstruction on Phillips Lane, $634,742.29.

The repaving projects include:

Third Street from Indianapolis Avenue to Mill Street.

Berkshire Court from Berkshire Street to dead end

Brown Street from Pine Street to Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street from Fourth Street to Fifth Street and Laurel Street to Third Street

Hartsell Drive from 1000 feet north of Killion Avenue to the city limits

15th street for Vine Street to Arvin Avenue

Sixth Street from Ewing Street to Broadway Street

McDonald Street from Poplar Street to Walnut Street

Montgomery Drive from dead end to U.S. 31

Pine Street from Eighth Street to Ninth Street

O’Brien Street from Foxboro Court to Enos Road

Oak Street from O’Brien Street to Jackson Park Drive

Park Street from Brown Street to Tipton Street

St. Louis Avenue from Pine Street to Poplar Street and Walnut Street to Chestnut Street

Thompson Road from Schleter Road to U.S. 50

Walnut Street from Tipton Street to Second Street

Windhorst Court from Carter Street to dead end

Nottingham Drive from Scarlett Drive to Lancelot Drive