Rapid City council approves project awards, authorizes advertising for bids on projects

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RAPID CITY, S.D. —  At its meeting Monday night, the Rapid City Council gave approval to various bid awards and authorized staff to advertise bids for several infrastructure projects. Among the projects:

  • E. WATERTOWN STREET WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT:  The Council approved awarding the bid to Mainline Contracting, Inc. to replace approximately 1,700 feet of six-inch water line in E. Watertown Street from Pine Street to N. Cherry Avenue and provide water connection in E. Watertown Street between Spruce Street and N. Cherry Avenue.  The cost of the project is $569,962.85 and is scheduled for completion October 22.


  • STREET PATCHING PROJECTS: Approved award of $148,585.50 to Simon Contractors of South Dakota, Inc. for a street patching project that would include street patching and spot repair of curb and gutter sections in various neighborhoods throughout the City.


  • MISCELLANEOUS IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS: Approved total bid award to Simon Contractors for $2,184,370.93 for eight various water division and solid waste division projects, including road, facility and grounds repairs and improvements.


  • ST. ANDREW/PALO VERDE DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY PROJECT:Authorizes staff to advertise for bids on the project. The project calls for full street and utility reconstruction of St. Andrew Street, east of Palo Verde Drive.  Due to failing water and sewer mains and multiple water main breaks in the area, the project is set for high priority reconstruction.  The sewer pipe has reached the end of its design life and needs replacement.  The project, with an estimated cost of $1.08 million, calls for both replacement of the utilities and the street and curb and gutter.  If approved by Council, the project would begin in June and be completed in September.


  • ST. PATRICK RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT:  Authorizes staff to advertise bids for the project. The project provides for reconstruction of St. Patrick Street from West Boulevard to Mount Rushmore Road and would include water main replacement, widening of St. Patrick Street, new surfacing, new curb and gutter and ADA upgrades.  Upon approval, the $900,000 project would be bid this spring with a completion date estimated at October 31.


  • ELM AVENUE PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT:  Authorizes staff to advertise for the project. The project includes an asphalt inlay of Elm Avenue north of St. Patrick Street and a mill and overlay of Elm Avenue including the intersection with St. Patrick Street south to Flormann Street.  Additional work includes full depth repair patching in the mill and overlay section, spot repair of curb and gutter, installation of ADA compliant ramps at the intersection, and new pavement markings following the asphalt overlay.  Upon approval and issuance of the bid award, the $370,000 project is scheduled for work to begin in June with completion in September.
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