City Council on Monday approved an agreement with DeSal Excavating Inc. of Zeeland for the wall reconstruction project.
“The project goal is replacing the wall, upsizing the water main and making some improvements to the pedestrian ways,” City Project Manager Julie Beaton said.
The cost of the project is $499,538. It was initially bid in August for the fall 2013 construction season, but the bids exceeded expectation.
Project money comes from the city's 2008 Infrastructure Bond Construction Fund. The amount approved in the budget for the project is $530,000.
“I am excited to see this come to us with a much better price tag,” Mayor Geri McCaleb said.
Beaton noted that there is about an $111,000 savings from what the city would have paid in the fall versus what they’ll pay this year for the project.
Construction is scheduled to begin by March 3, with work being wrapped up before the summer beach season.
“They know they need to be done by May 19, before Memorial Day,” Bosserd said.
City officials will receive a detailed implementation schedule from DeSal once a preconstruction meeting takes place.
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