City Ready For Next Phase Of Pine Street

The city of Bourbon is ready to move on to the next phase of construction on Pine Street.

Bids are expected to be open for the water portion of the project on Wednesday, July 15, at 10 a.m. 

Only one bid has been picked up so far. The city sent a notice on bids in June, but no firms decided to bid.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development must approve the bid.

PJ Myers Hauling & Excavating previously won the bid on the sewer portion of the project and completed the work in May.

It took more than two years for the Pine Street project to get underway. The city announced it had received a $500,000 community development block grant in February 2018, but various issues hampered a start date.

In a 2017 report by engineer Dick Ramstein, the city aims to replace 1,367 linear feet of water line, eight valves, and 24 service connections.

On the sewer project, the city had 950 linear feet of sanitary sewer, 24 laterals, and four manholes replaced.

Once the water portion has been completed, the city can move on to finally replacing the street.

Bourbon’s in-kind contribution to the grant was the replacement of broken sidewalk, curbing and guttering.

Work began last fall, and workers have completed those projects.

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