City to award bid for Sawmill Parkway resurfacing project

Powell City Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the City to award a bid to Shelly and Sands, Inc. in the amount of $1,024,962 for the Sawmill Parkway resurfacing project.

Crews will resurface a portion of Sawmill Parkway between Seldom Seen Road and Home Road later this spring.

Project Highlights

-Paving work will begin June 1 and will take approximately four months.

-Majority of work will be done at night between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

-Two-way traffic will be maintained on Sawmill Parkway throughout construction.

-This project also includes curb repairs, curb ramp improvements and repairs of the shared use path that runs along the west side of Sawmill Parkway.

-Prime Construction and Management Survey will oversee the construction administration and inspection portion of the project, as required by the state. The City has been approved as the Local Public Agency (LPA) for this project by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and must retain a third party, familiar with ODOT’s administration of this type of project, to provide onsite inspection and documentation through completion. A selection committee reviewed eight qualified applicants and selected Prime.

A majority of funding for this project came through the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC) Attributable Funds Program, lowering the City’s cost share to 40 percent. MORPC works closely with local agencies to prioritize the use of these funds to meet the needs of the local municipality and those of the entire region. Funds can be used for roads and bridges, public transit, bikeways, sidewalks and a variety of other activities.