The Mesa City Council at a meeting May 18 approved a bid for an arterial reconstruction project on University Drive and on Southern Avenue.
The council voted 7-0 in a consent agenda to approve a bid from Nesbitt Contracting Co. Inc., for $2,625,405.37. The project is funded by a 2013 authorized street bond, according to a press release.
Voting for awarding the bid were Mayor John Giles, Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh, District 3; and council members Dave Richins, District 1; Alex Finter, District 2; Chris Glover, District 4; David Luna; District 5; and Kevin Thompson, District 6.
The asphalt pavement on University Drive from 22nd Place to Val Vista Drive and Southern Avenue from 58th Place to Power Road is nearing the end of its life cycle and is in need of replacement, according to the agenda for the meeting.
The project will replace deteriorated asphalt pavement with a new surface course of asphalt pavement over a base course of asphalt pavement that is recycled, using the cold-in-place recycle method. The cold-in-place method recycles existing asphalt, which is processed and then used as a base course and topped with new asphalt, according to the release.
While only one bid was received for this project, it was a public bid and met all state and local requirements for competition, according to the release.
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