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Montgomery

Montgomery OKs $2.5M street resurfacing contract

Montgomery Village Board member Steve Jungermann (right) comments during the board's Feb. 26 meeting. At left is Jeff Zoephel, village administrator.
Montgomery Village Board member Steve Jungermann (right) comments during the board's Feb. 26 meeting. At left is Jeff Zoephel, village administrator.

Sections of 29 Montgomery streets totaling more than 5 miles in length will be resurfaced this spring as a result of action taken by the village board Feb. 26.

In a 5-0 ballot, the board accepted a low bid of $2,585,585 from Builders Paving LLC of Hillside to complete the village’s annual road infrastructure program.

In a second 5-0 ballot, the board also voted to retain its engineering consultants, Engineering Enterprises Inc. of Sugar Grove, to provide construction engineering services, including oversight, for the road infrastructure program at a cost of $262,577.

Peter Wallers, EEI president, reported he was pleased that two contractor bids received by the village both came in approximately 10 percent below his firm’s pre-bid project estimate.

Wallers noted that Builders Paving has worked previously for the village and performed well.

Board member Denny Lee said the firm has also worked in other area communities, including neighboring Aurora and Geneva.

Todd Hoppenstedt, the village’s director of public works, said contractors should begin resurfacing local streets within the next several weeks.

“I would guess that construction may begin as early as April, but most certainly by May,” Hoppenstedt said.

The following street sections will be resurfaced: Amber Drive from south end to pavement change; Ashland Avenue from Oliver Avenue to River Street; Bangs Street from Melrose Avenue to Montgomery Road; Barbara Lane from Douglas Road to east end; Cornell Avenue from Orchard Road to Rochester Drive; Crown Drive from Montgomery Road to Park Drive; Dawn Avenue from Royal Drive to east end; Fellemore Lane from Second Avenue to Broadway Avenue; Fifth Street (north) from Wabansia Avenue to Sherman Avenue; Fifth Street (south) from PCC Concrete to north end; Hinckley Street from Wabansia Avenue to Montgomery Road; James Street from Oliver Avenue to River Street; Kimberly Lane from Park Drive to Crown Drive; Main Street from Oliver Avenue to Riverside Drive; Martin Avenue from Riverside Drive to James Street; Melrose Avenue from Riverside Drive to James Street; Melrose Avenue from village limits to Bangs Street; Oliver Avenue from James Street to Ashland Avenue; Park Drive from Crown Drive to Raymond Drive; Pleasant Place from village limits to Montgomery Road; Riverside Drive from Main Street to James Street; Rochester Drive from Orchard Road to east end; Royal Drive from Kimberly Lane to Park Drive; Sard Avenue from Main Street to village limits; Second Avenue from south end to Catherine Lane; Spencer Street from Montgomery Road to Melrose Avenue; Village Center Parkway from Seasons Ridge Boulevard to south end; Wabansia Avenue from west end to Watson Street; Watson Street from Wabansia Avenue to Montgomery Road; and Webster Street from Route 31 to Railroad Street.

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