More streets to under go construction in 2015


It appears 2015 will be another busy year when it comes to street construction.

When the City Council meets in regular session tonight it will consider a resolution to award a contract for the Church Street Reconstruction Project.

The project is for a full depth, full width reconstruction of Church Street from Richmond Avenue to Ransom Street.  This project will complete theChurch Street corridor.

The project includes complete sidewalk replacement and continues the stamped brick inserts.  A new water main will be installed along with a new sanitary sewer.  The Ottumwa Water Works Department has agreed to pay the cost of the water main installation.

A total of  three bids were received for the project with the low bid of more than 680-thousand dollars submitted by Fye Excavating Incorporated of Sperry, Iowa.

In addition the Quincy Avenue reconstruction project is expected to resume this spring and the next phase of the Pennsylvania Avenuereconstruction project is expected to resume as well.