Thursday, October 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a regular meeting on Oct. 3, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved an engineering agreement to allow Edwin Hancock Engineering Company to provide preliminary design and construction engineering services related to $819,000 in roadway improvements on Madison St., from 1st Ave. to the Des Plaines River.
Improvements will include the replacement of concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk, the installation of ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, landscape restoration and pavement patching, among other enhancements.
Hancock representatives had recommended that the village approve an agreement “as soon as possible” so that it can make the June 2018 IDOT schedule for making bids available.
“If the project is moved to 2019, the efforts to make the plans and contract documents would not need to be repeated but would rather make the project shovel ready for Spring of 2019,” noted Bill Peterhansen, of Hancock Engineering, in a Sept. 27 memo.
The federal government will fund 80 percent of the construction while the village will provide a 20 percent matching share, or around $271,800 of the total. The preliminary design report engineering phases total roughly $60,000.
Peterhansen said that there is a “high probability” that the executive board of the North Central Council of Mayors, through which the village acquired the federal funding, will approve the 2018 funding for the Madison St. project. There does, however, “remain an outside chance that the funding could be pushed back to 2019.” VFP
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