After a lengthy process, construction for the 9th Street sidewalk repair got underway Wednesday in Clintonville.
“Hopefully in three weeks that sidewalk will be repaired and open again after being closed since April of 2016,” said Clintonville Mayor Lois Bressette.
In the most recent round of bidding, the Clintonville Common Council approved the only bid they received, which came from Norcon Corporation, a company based in Scofield for a price of $65,915. The bid comes right around the cost of the original estimation.
“The company that is coming in to do that, they actually repair and build parking structures, so the same concept that they use for building and maintaining the infrastructure like the steel beams underneath, is the same technology they’re going to be using to repair the sidewalk,” Bressette told the WTCH Breakfast Club.
With the seal coating and cementing planned, the city estimates that the 100-year-old sidewalk should be improved to last at least another 100 years.
The entire cost of the project will be covered by the city, but depending on the assessment of the property owner’s portion, it will be added to the owner’s tax bill over the next decade.