City council to vote to accept bid for Marine Drive improvements

Published on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Blaine City Council members will vote to accept the lowest of two bids for Marine Drive improvements at their Monday, June 11, council meeting.

Blaine-based Colacurcio Brothers, Inc., submitted the lowest of the two bids with a $335,496 offering while Lynden-based Stremler Gravel turned in a $336,865 bid. Both bids are about 15 percent lower than the city engineer’s estimate of $395,006.

The Marine Drive Gateway Reconstruction Project, as it’s called, will add an 8-foot sidewalk to the north of Marine Drive, a 6-foot sidewalk to the south and widen the road to 28 feet on both sides of the railroad crossing, just west of the Peace Portal Drive roundabout.

The city has received a $468,000 state transportation grant for both design and construction work that requires $52,000 in matching funds. The Port of Bellingham is chipping in $26,000, and the city of Blaine will be on the hook for the remaining money.

City public works officials expect the project to start after July 4 and take about a month to complete. During construction, one lane will be closed with flaggers on site to direct traffic.

Colacurcio Brothers, Inc., has completed a number of construction jobs in Blaine, most recently the $1.64 million H Street improvements. Stremler Gravel most recently wrapped up the $2.2 million Lincoln Road improvements in Birch Bay.

See the bid award document posted below. Monday’s Blaine City Council meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers. Click here to see the council’s full agenda for that evening.

City of Blaine Marine Drive Improvements Request for Bid Acceptance
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