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Bids Received for South Main Street Phase Three

Three bids submitted for work from Third Street to intersection with Route 304.

Clarkstown Public Works Administrator Ed Lettre said three bids were received earlier this month for the final phase of the Revitalization Project. He and the town engineer will make a recommendation to the Town Board at tonight’s meeting to award the contract to the low bidder. Lettre said Morano Brothers Corp. of Croton-on-Hudson submitted the low bid.

“It was the low bidder by a substantial amount of money,” he said.   

There was a difference of approximately $1.5 million between Morano’s bid and the bid submitted by Tilcon, which won the bids for Phases One and Two. According to Lettre, Morano’s bid totaled about $9 million.

Lettre said it will be several weeks before any construction begins.

“I wouldn’t expect them to start any work until after Labor Day,” said Lettre, adding that construction will be halted on November 15 and will resume in the spring.

He said the sewer main will be relocated before any of the underground pipe work including drainage can begin on phase three. Drainage work will probably start at the northern end at the intersection of South Main Street and Third Street.

Lettre anticipated that improvement work such as new sidewalks and curbs will not begin until June 2012.

The final work on phase one is scheduled to start between Congers Road and Third Street this week. Depending upon the weather, crosswalk markings will be applied and will take about a week to complete. The work will be done overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and vehicles will be permitted to use the road.

Once the crosswalk markings are completed, lane striping and parking space markings will be added over the course of two days.

The South Main Street Revitalization Project began in 2010 and is expected to be completed next year.

Mike Hirsch August 16, 2011 at 01:30 PM
If they intend to proceed with this project, they should use what is left of the $15 million that they got from the sale of the landfill rather than posting a bond and increasing the town debt burden.

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