The Township Board on Monday unanimously approved a bid with Holland-based Triangle Excavators Inc. to extend municipal water along Lakeshore Avenue and Fillmore Street to Hiawatha Street.
About 2,900 feet of water main will be installed, township officials said. The construction project will include land and infrastructure restoration. It is expected to begin in mid-July and be completed within four weeks.
Triangle Excavators was the lowest of three companies that bid on the project. Jackson-Merkey Construction of Muskegon submitted a bid for $222,784 and Lodestar Construction Inc. of Grand Rapids submitted a bid for $282,205.
All three bids were about 50 percent less than the $425,000 budgeted for the project.
Township Clerk Sue Buitenhuis noted that the construction process will also be going on during the Aug. 7 election in one of the township’s newest polling locations, Haven Shores Community Church, 9608 Hiawatha Drive. That's just north of the township’s Fillmore Street boundary.
Township Manager Bill Cargo said the water main work would primarily be done on Fillmore Street, not on Hiawatha, and shouldn't interfere with the election.
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