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City waiting on new street repair numbers

Brad Kellar
Greenville Herald-Banner

The City of Greenville is hoping for some good news this week, as a second set of bids are opened on the 2014 Street Improvement Program.

Only two bids were received last month, after the first time the current year’s effort was advertised, and both came in above the projected budget for the job.

The bids are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, after which they will opened and evaluated by the city staff, before they are presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.

The 2014 Street Improvement Program has a $1 million budget this year. The program will not include any new construction, but will involve individual projects on portions of approximately two dozen streets in Greenville, divided among the six city council precincts.

The work will involve milling, overlaying, chip sealing and micro-surfacing on the streets.

The first set of bids were opened June 27.

Pavecon Construction of Grand Prairie submitted a bid of $1.15 million, while Quality Construction of Aubrey submitted a bid of $1.2 million for the program.

City Manager Massoud Ebrahim has proposed increasing the budget for next year’s program to $1.2 million, then adding to the progran each year until the city is able to spend $2 million annual on street maintenance.