Sharon has $425,000 available in state grant funds to pay for the work.
SHARON, Pa. -- The city got some good news when it opened bids for a new truck access road on the east side of the downtown business district.
Several of the bids came in below the construction estimate.
Sharon got a $570,000 grant from the state last year to build the access road, which will run from East State Street north to Dayton Way, a distance of two blocks.
It will follow Dock Street for one block from State Street to Pitt Street and then extend across land donated by businessman James E. Winner Jr. to Dayton Way and Silver Street.
The city already has signed a contract with the Pennsylvania Power Co. to remove a utility pole from a concrete island in the middle of the proposed access road at Dock and Pitt streets.
That will cost the city $92,000 of its grant money, and Penn Power was expected to do the work this week.
Reason for this
Mayor David O. Ryan said the goal is to get industrial truck traffic off Sharpsville Avenue, rerouting it to industrial companies via Dayton Way, which runs parallel to Sharpsville but one block to the west.
The project budget shows about $53,000 for engineering and other costs, leaving about $425,000 available for actual construction.
Three of the five bids opened Tuesday were below that figure.
Rosette Fisher, executive director of the city's Community Development Department, said the bids will be reviewed and a contract recommendation will be presented to city council for approval Thursday.
The bids received:
UHorizon Construction Group of Hermitage: $382,283.
USharon Paving & amp; Construction of Sharpsville: $402,163.
UKirila Contractors of Brookfield: $404,052.
UDelta Constructors Inc. of Hermitage: $426,426.
ULindy Paving Inc. of New Castle: $435,869.
XThe first part of this article ran on page B1 in Wednesday's Vindicator.