Productive work ordered in the pipeline for the Georgia Street Bridge construction project planned on University Avenue. Citycouncilmembers, last Tuesday, gave the engineering design contractor enough on their bid to do the job on the project work began in 2008.
The council funding action depended on an application to Caltrans to get a 200,000 dollar federal grant for the fiscal year 2014 capital improvement project.
Over fifty thousand dollars from the grant was used to offer the contractor the 798,200 dollars needed to make headway on the project. TransNet funds pay the main cost onthe regular professional work. The second increase in the contract payment will pay for three years work.
Funds are not short on the now 1.53 million dollar contract. The contractor has the balance to pay for construction engineering, and make way for the city to give the go ahead on the next step in the work.
This is the second increase in the contract payment the city gave the contractor to get the project done that will keep the bridge that divides University Avenue communities at Georgia Street a trusted crossing. City councilmembers opened up the city's purse strings the first time in November in 2011.
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