City awards contracts to build 116th sidewalks

May 6, 2011

By Staff

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Renton firm Delta Excavating Inc. will build Newcastle’s sidewalks on 116th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 84th Street to Southeast 88th Street.

The City Council unanimously voted to award the contract to the firm, which presented the cheapest bid to the city for the project.

The firm will complete the work for $173,400. The city’s contract engineer estimated the cost of the project to be $310,000. Construction will start later this spring or this summer, interim Public Works Director Steve Roberge said. The project will take less than two months to complete.

The City Council reviewed three design concepts for the project in August 2010, and it chose an option that calls for concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveway ramps and pedestrian ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The design also calls for enhancements to storm water drainage, minor landscape improvements, retaining walls and a 12- to 15-foot driving lane. It will not have a bike lane, but the wide driving lanes — one to four feet wider than most — will give some room to bikers.

The council also considered cheaper and more expensive design options.

Sidewalks are also to be built on 116th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 80th Street to Southeast 84th Street. The council has not yet approved the sidewalk design for that stretch of road.


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