Stretches of roadway scattered across Naperville are up for facelifts in the coming weeks.
The City Council will be asked Tuesday evening to approve a $5 million contract for R.W. Dunteman Co. of Addison for improvements on nearly 13 miles of city streets.
More than $3.8 million of the work will be street resurfacing funded with the city’s portion of gasoline taxes. Also in the scope of work are crack filling, microsurfacing and street patching, all part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan; placement of brick crosswalks at Jefferson Avenue and Washington Street and Washington and Chicago Avenue; and various improvements aimed at compliance with Americans With Disabilities requirements.
Resurfacing work on Naper Boulevard, Plank Road, Wehrli Road and 87th Street is planned as well, with $1.98 million Local Agency Functional Overlay funds secured through the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference. Of those funds, $976,000 is planned for inclusion in Dunteman’s contract.
As was done last year, the street program was divided into two pieces “due to price volatility and ease of contract management,” Chief Procurement Officer Mike Bevis wrote in a council memo. The council granted a $3.8 million contract on March 18 to James D. Fiala Paving, Inc., to resurface 10.79 miles of streets.
Dunteman’s bid was about 13 percent higher than city engineering staff had predicted earlier this year.
“According to IDOT’s oil price index, there was an increase in oil prices from February 2014 to May 2014, affecting the unit prices of several items on the contract,” Bevis said. “This led to the total price of the contract being higher than the engineer’s estimate.”
All of the work is expected to wrap up by Sept. 26, he said.Tags: City Council