(Atlantic) Seven more streets were officially added to the 2013 Atlantic Street Improvement Project. The Atlantic City Council approved a $457,118.00 change order at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.
“How are we paying this?” asked Councilwoman Kathy Summer.
“Several sources,” said City Administrator Doug Harris. “One in the 2011 bond, right now those projects are finished and any contingency we can go ahead and appropriate.”
Atlantic City Administrator Doug Harris says the funding is generated from a combination of available funds from the 2011 and 2012 bond issues and transfers from the Lost Street Improvement fund.
“We could wait but we thought prices aren’t likely to come down and now that we already have a project with some good bid prices we thought it would be better to go ahead and do what we could now,” said Harris. “Derald and Dave both went through the lists that we had and picked out those streets that were most needed and also kind of fit within the monies that we had and that’s where that list came from.”
The streets that will be added to this summer’s project include; minor patching on Chestnut Street, Hillcrest, 18th to 20th, Oak, 7th to 9th, Roosevelt, Olive to 14th, Fifth Street, Poplar to the alley west of Cedar, and 10th to 14th, and Mulberry, fifth to ninth Street.
The change over includes the sanitary sewer on Laurel Street from 5th and 6th Street will come from the sanitary sewer replacement fund.
June 6, 2013