Shorewood OKs road projects
By Clare Walters For The Herald-News May 11, 2012 8:12AM
Updated: June 14, 2012 8:21AM
SHOREWOOD — Road improvements in excess of $1 million soon will be under way within Shorewood.
The village board last week awarded D Construction a $1.08 million bid for the village’s 2012 motor fuel tax street program.
Trustee Dan Anderson said the village set a goal to spend a million dollars on road improvements for its annual street improvement program. About $400,000 for the project comes from motor fuel tax revenues and the remainder is paid through the village’s capital projects fund.
D Construction was one of three companies that submitted a base bid and a bid alternate for the project.
Village engineer Bryan Welch said the bids came in favorably, and the village accepted the bid alternate allowing more work to be completed than originally anticipated.
“We’re confident that with the large amount of work and the bids we’ve received, we’ll be able to hit the $1 million mark,” he said. “You guys received some very good bids, especially with the asphalt.”
Anderson said D Construction has done work on the village’s behalf in the past.
“They do a pretty good job for us,” he said. “I think they’ll do it again.”
The roads slated for improvement include Brookshore Drive from Jefferson Street to Deerwood Court; Westshore Drive from Picnic Street to South Raven Road; Ranchwood Drive from River Road to South Raven Road; Greenfield Road from Country Drive to the dead end; Carla Drive from Meadow Drive to Ridge Road; Manor Drive from Mound Road to Mound Road; and Ridge Road from Brookshore Drive to Parkshore Drive.
In other business, the board approved a bid award to Greenscape Services for nearly $36,000 for a year’s worth of landscape maintenance.
Public Works Superintended Roger Barrowman said Greenscape has been doing the village’s landscaping work for more than 10 years and was the lowest of four bidders. The contract includes landscape maintenance for the Village Hall, Veterans Memorial, Towne Center Park and ponds, the Police Department and certain right-of-ways.