City recieves only one bid to rebuild street

Mar 7, 2014

It may not take that long to determine who will get the job of rebuilding a portion of one of Greenville’s busiest streets.

Only one bid was received for the reconstruction of the south end of Sayle Street, although the estimate came in a little higher than what city officials were expecting.

Pavecon Public Works LP was the sole bidder on the project, submitting an estimate of $988,166.55. The sealed bid was opened and made public Thursday afternoon and will now be evaluated and presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.

Portions of three busy Greenville streets will be rebuilt under the first stage of a street bond package which was approved by local voters in May 2013.

The reconstruction of Sayle Street between Kari Lane and Interstate 30 is the first project on the list. The rebuilding of Stonewall Street between Mockingbird Lane and Interstate 30, and Webb Street between Sayle and Wesley Streets will be the next to go out for bids this spring.

On May 11, 2013 voters approved the issuance of $12.6 million in bonds to pay for the reconstruction of nine local streets. The bond proposition called for rebuilding the above three streets during the current fiscal year.

The section of Sayle Street included in the package was never designed to handle the vehicle load it has received since Lowe’s and the adjacent Kari Beth shopping center were constructed, as well as the traffic coming from the Greenville SportsPark. Cost of the work was estimated at $920,000.