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LOW BIDS MAY LET LAYTON INCREASE PAVING PROJECTS

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Layton may be able to pave more streets this summer than anticipated, thanks to paving contractors' bids that have been lower than expected, the City Council learned last week.

The council sets aside a certain amount of money for repaving and other street repair work in its budget each year, estimating how far it will stretch and earmarking priority projects.But bids on the projects for this summer came in far below the city's estimates, made last spring during the budgeting process, and the city may be able to contract for more projects than anticipated, according to community development director Scott Carter.

The council awarded a paving contract to Gibbons & Reed Construction Co., which bid $254,472 for the work. Included on the project list are 15 streets.

The council also voted to include a change order for $180,000 allowing for paving on 11 additional street projects, which Carter said will about use up the total amount budgeted for the year.

The money for the street projects comes from the state.