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updated: 6/7/2013 3:55 PM

Des Plaines awards $2.8 million roadwork contract

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Daily Herald staff report

The Des Plaines city council this week awarded a roughly $2.8 million contract for street and road improvements to be completed this year to the lowest bidder, Hillside-based Orange Crush. The highest bid for the work came in at roughly $3.3 million. A majority of the funding for the improvements, roughly $2.4 million, comes from the capital projects fund, with $425,000 coming out of grant funding. The work includes resurfacing of Warrington Road between Mount Prospect and Golf roads, and Wicke Avenue between River Road and Center Street. Storm sewer upgrades to increase capacity and help alleviate street flooding and sanitary sewer inflow will be made along Washington Street between Western and Laurel, Perry Street between Graceland and Laurel, Laurel Avenue between Washington and Perry, Leahy Circle between Stark and Clark, and Howard Avenue between Mount Prospect Road and Clearwater, which includes some street rehabilitation. Street rehabilitation projects, involving roadway resurfacing, replacing driveway aprons, uneven sidewalks and curbs with drainage problems, will be done on the following streets: Westgate Road between Warrington and Fletcher, Meyer Court between Cumberland and Davis, Good Avenue between Ballard and Church.

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