GRANTS – More orange barrels are coming.
City leaders on Friday, April 5, during a special meeting, approved a Roosevelt Avenue construction project from First to Fourth Streets for $722,593.
The project on Roosevelt Avenue will get started about the same time traffic reopens on First Street, said Breck Vernon, a representative from Wilson and Company, the City of Grants’ on-call engineering firm.
The reconstruction will include utilities, new storm drain, roadway and sidewalk.
During the Roosevelt Avenue project, there will no detours to other roadways. Roosevelt Avenue will have two lanes open at all times during the project.
Vernon said that the new road would be three lanes, one being the center lane for turning.
The project estimated at 1,000 feet in length must be complete by June 30, said Vernon, because there are federal funds tied to it.
“It is a tight schedule, we realize that, however, it can and needs to be done on time,” said Vernon. “There will be a lot of construction in this localized area of Grants. Safety is our number one concern during these major road construction projects.”
The contract for the project was awarded to Century Club Construction. The construction company recently finished a pipe project on Second Street.
Other bidders on the project were Abraham Construction and G. Sandoval Construction.
• TLC Plumbing from Albuquerque was awarded emergency work at the lift station for $81,300. The work includes draining wastewater from the lift station.
• In addition to approving the Roosevelt Street project, councilors also reviewed and approved a re-plat and site for Walgreen’s next to Comfort Inn on Grants’ east end. The council unanimously supported both items.
• Councilors also unanimously approved the zoning atlas amendments for 1704 Cedar, 1701 Los Pinos Dr., and 1708 Cedar Dr.