County road resurfacing projects set for fall

Boone County Commissioners received bids from only one contractor Monday for the concrete road repairs planned in the Albion area, but it was below the engineer’s cost estimate and was recommended for approval.
Brian McDonald, highway superintendent with JEO Consulting Engineers, reviewed the lone bid from A & R Construction of Plainview.
He noted the contractor included an estimated start date of Oct. 1, 2021, so the project will very likely continue into the next calendar year to be completed in the spring.
Total for the three bids is $2,433,135 for the approximate 3.5 miles of resurfacing. Engineer’s advance estimate of cost was $2.8 million.
Complete story in the April 14 Albion News/Boone County Tribune, and Petersburg Press.