Newport’s Road and Driveway beat out an Albany-based contractor for the bid to lay new pavement in Toledo this summer. Road and Driveway will put a new asphalt top cover on Graham Street from Main to Butler Bridge Road. Then Northeast 6th from A Street to NE Alder. Then Southeast 7th Street from Southeast Elder to Southeast Fir Street.
Public Works Director Adam Denlinger said Road and Driveway’s bid was well below the estimated price, so there is enough money left over for company to keep going on a couple more streets, to be announced.
Denlinger also got the green light from the city council to negotiate with the most responsible bidder to finish improvements to the 10th Street Storm Drain System. The 10th Street system, says Denlinger, has been a problem for the city as crews constantly struggle to control storm water flows in the canyon next to Southeast 10th and Burgess Road. Denlinger says the plan is to install a sediment catchment area at the bottom of the hill (which they’re stabilizing with large rock) and have crews just clear out the sediment as needed. Denlinger says the new system will ensure higher quality storm water processing. He said a big chunk of the cost will be picked up by FEMA.