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ROAD WORK IN SEVIER, MILLARD TO COST $1 MILLION

SHARE ROAD WORK IN SEVIER, MILLARD TO COST $1 MILLION

A combined price tag of about $1 million is reflected in low bids for two major construction projects in Sevier and Millard counties.

A low bid of $538,510 for a project on I-70 east of Cove Fort was submitted by Hales Sand and Gravel of Redmond, Sevier Coun-ty.Flare Construction of Coalville, Summit County, was low bidder with $423,192 for a special improvement district program of curbs, sidewalks and streets in Richfield.

The I-70 project will involve more than seven miles of I-70 from the I-15 intersection to east of the Millard-Sevier county line, according to Utah Department of Transportation officials. The work will be on eastbound lanes.

Hales bid was nearly $113,000 less than the engineer's estimate of $651,505. Three contractors submitted bids. The project will involve overlay and seal coating.

Flare Construction's bid on the Richfield project was only $1,000 under the estimate of Jones and DeMille Engineering. Hales Sand & Gravel submitted a bid of $534,894 for that project.

The special improvement district includes about a dozen blocks of street improvements, mostly along 500 West between 100 and 700 South streets.

Part of the project was dropped from planning following a public hearing at which many property owners objected to the cost. The estimate before part of the project was eliminated was $689,000.

The cost of work at intersections will be paid by the city, but residents in the district must foot the bills for improvements adjacent to their properties.

The contractor has 70 days from June 6 to complete work.