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Newtown Accepts $706K Bid to Pave 2.7 Miles of Township-owned Roads This Year

Newtown Accepts $706K Bid to Pave 2.7 Miles of Township-owned Roads This Year | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

As part of a greatly expanded road-paving effort, the board of supervisors accepted the $706,596 low-bid to resurface 2.73 miles of township-owned roads in 2019.

At the March 27 supervisors’ meeting, the board unanimously accepted the bid submitted by Harris Blacktopping, Inc. of Washington Crossing, one of several companies which sent in proposals which were received last week.

Because the bids came in less than expected, all the roads on this year’s basic repaving list, and two of the streets on the alternate lists, will be done. 

Voting to accept the bid were Chairman Phil Calabro, along with fellow Supervisors Linda Bobrin, John Mack, Dennis Fisher and Kyle Davis.

 

[See here for a list of the roads, including maps.]

According to township engineer Leanna Colubriale, because the advertised bids for these roads come in under the allotted budget this year, the township will also pave two streets on the alternate lists: Terry Drive, and Blacksmith Road.

About $710,000 had been set aside in the 2019 budget for the road paving project, with the township having hoped to get as much as $640,000 of that amount from the state’s liquid fuels fund.

However, township manager Micah Lewis noted that the township will now receive roughly $611,000 from that state fund, which still a substantial amount.

In 2017 and 2018 about 8.3 miles of roads have already been repaved under the enhanced road program.

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