SHARPSVILLE — Borough officials are moving forward with a project that will improve some of Sharpsville’s waterlines and roads.

Borough council awarded a contract March 11 for the Church-Cherry-Shenango-Prospect Water Line Replacement Project to Pennwest Specialized Contracting of Grove City. The project was awarded for a bid of $206,983, according to the meeting agenda.

Work is scheduled to begin in April, unless the COVID-19 pandemic forces it to be rescheduled.

Pennwest was the lowest of seven bids received for the project, Sharpsville Manager Ken Robertson said.

The contract awarded this month is part of a larger project along Church, Cherry, Prospect and Shenango streets, with the awarded contract focusing specifically on water line replacements. A second project will focus on road improvements after the water lines have been replaced.

Paving work will include milling, paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp improvements.

The water line project will be paid for from Sharpsville’s water funds, while the road improvement project will be paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds and is estimated to cost just less than $200,000.

After awarding the water line replacement project, borough council voted to authorize Winslow Engineering to prepare and advertise bids for paving Church, Cherry, Shenango and Prospect streets under the 2017-2018 CDBG program, the agenda states.

Robertson said council could award a contract for the paving project at its meeting in May.

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