City Council approves street project plans

Plans for as much as $375,000 in street improvement projects this summer were approved by the Albion City Council last Tuesday night, April 14.

The council approved four projects in the city’s one-year street plan as proposed by John Zwingman of Advanced Consulting Engineering Services, and authorized Zwingman to advertise for bids on the projects.

Zwingman said he will try to hold the bid opening by May 8 and make recommendations to the council at its next meeting Tuesday, May 12.

Following is a brief description of the four projects:

  • Remove existing paving on Marengo Street from Second to Fourth Street, and replace with six-inch concrete. Handicapped ramps not meeting ADA requirements will be rebuilt. Engineer’s estimated cost: $135,000.
  • Remove existing paving, curb and gutter on Main Street from railroad tracks east to Second Street, and replace with eight-inch concrete. Replace storm sewer inlets, remove and replace brick manhole with concrete manhole. Engineer’s estimated cost: $90,000.
  • Remove existing paving, curb and gutter on Depot Street from Main and Second Street intersection to Sale Barn Road. Replace with eight-inch concrete street, 31 feet wide, including storm sewer pipes and inlets. Engineer’s estimated cost: $125,000.
  • Remove existing concrete paving at intersection of Walnut and First Street, and the north half of the intersection of Walnut and A Street. Regrade intersections to allow water flow to the east, and install six-inch concrete paving. Brick manholes will also be replaced. Estimated cost: $25,000.