The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

March 28, 2014

City spending $2 million on paving, other contracts

HERMITAGE — Hermitage commissioners on Wednesday awarded nearly $2 million in contracts for paving and storm water projects and work at the athletic field complex on South Darby Road.

Protech Asphalt of New Castle was awarded the largest contract, $1,555,503 to pave Rettig, Bartholomew, Clearview, Festor and Gail drives; Rockwell Drive between the dead ends; Cohasset Drive from Rockwell to Rettig Drive; Lillian Drive between the dead end just north of Rettig and Parkview Drive; Woodlawn Drive from Parkview north to the dead end; Fairfield Drive from Parkview north to the dead end; Candy Lane; and the back part of the municipal building parking lot.

The project also includes paving a walking trail at Rettig and Lillian into Buhl Farm park; storm water drainage improvements; building a 91-space parking lot at the athletic complex; and installing curb ramps for people with disabilities at the municipal building.

Officials also had accepted bids for paving parts of Cohasset, Lyle and Richmond drives, but nixed those sections because they exceeded the amount of money available. Those streets will be carried over into next year’s Neighborhood Investment Program, said City Manager Gary P. Hinkson.

Protech’s bid was the lowest of five.

J&T Paving of Greenville was awarded a contract on a bid of $107,940 to replace or install 600 feet of storm water drainage pipe on Festor Lane, and running between Festor and Pleasant Drive.

The company’s bid was the lowest of six.

J&T also was awarded a contract for work at the athletic complex: to install lights at one of the softball fields, build a viewing area at the other, construct a “tot lot” playground and expand trails.

Becdel Controls Inc., Niles, Ohio, was awarded a $108,044 contract for the electrical portion of the project.

J&T’s bid was the lower of two, and Becdel’s was the lowest of seven.

The awards to J&T and Becdel are contingent upon approval of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which awarded a $100,000 grant for the work.

The contracts total $1,940,839.

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