Cook Coggin Engineers unsealed bids Tuesday for the city’s Meigg Street sidewalk and lighting project.
The low bid appears to be favorable for the project to move forward. The engineering firm will review the bids and present them to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in an upcoming meeting for consideration.
The apparent low bidder is J.M. Duncan, Inc., of Falkner, at $592,872.35.
The engineering estimate for the project is $600,000. The city was awarded Transportation Alternative Program funds in 2014 toward the project, which will create an improved pedestrian corridor leading to the park.
It includes 4,100 feet between Cass Street and South Parkway with removal and replacement of existing sidewalks and the installation of attractive pole lighting along the route.
Most of the walking route will be on the south side of Meigg Street, although it will shift to the north side of Meigg Street from Penn to Cass. Ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act will be installed along the route and at select intersections to permit access to areas north of Meigg Street.
Driveways along the route will be reworked as required to assure that the sidewalk route does not have excessive side slopes. Signage and striping will be installed as required.
Three other contractors submitted bids: Prairie Construction, LLC, of Tupelo - $608,856.75; Worsham Brothers, Inc., of Corinth - $610,000; and Colom Construction Company, Inc., of Ripley - $718,904.25.