Union awards bids for city-wide road repairs

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A bid for $262,000 was awarded to Riegler Blacktop for the first phase of a city-wide resurfacing project in Union. 

The bid is part of the annual street repair program, and this year’s repairs will focus on eight streets in total. Some streets include Richmond Road in the Arbor Springs neighborhood, Burley Street in Hempstead, Harmony Place and Sweet Harmony roads in Union. Mayor Larry Solomon said it’s part of a larger effort to dedicate more city funds to road repair, adding that the Union budget for road improvement will be increased for Fiscal Year 2023.

Commissioner Brian Garner said the projects will have four phases, starting with “street repairs, resurfacing, filling in the cracks,” which was awarded to Riegler Blacktop for $262,000. 

The second phase includes concrete, curb replacement and gutter repairs for stormwater drainage, which the city is taking a second look at. Garner said there was a miscommunication during the bidding process, so the bid for that phase will be awarded at a later date. 

Phase three includes stormwater drain repair, and the final phase includes painting– which also needs to be rebid due to a misunderstanding from a bidding company.

The Union City Commission’s next meeting is a caucus, a non-voting meeting in which the public is encouraged to participate, scheduled for Monday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at 1843 Bristow Drive. 

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