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Contract awarded for road work

Published July 07. 2010 05:00PM

The Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors chose a contractor for a road paving project at the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. The township received a number of bids for the work, which arrived sealed and were opened at the meeting.

The contract went to Locust Ridge, who delivered the low bid of $111,893. The motion to accept the bid after temporary solicitor George Dydynsky made sure that the bid was properly filed and all of its elements were in order.

The roads needing work are Church Road, from its intersection with State Road 903 for 2,613 feet; Short Road, which lies between Unionville Road and Stony Creek Road; and Stony Creek Road, from its intersection with Short Road, for a distance of 1,626 feet.

Church Road and Short Road are two of the busiest roads in Penn Forest Township. They serve as shortcuts and entry-points for the various developments that make up the bulk of the townships residents.

The paving projects will require the closing of Short Road and Stony Creek Road for at least a day. Church Road will be reduced to one lane.

Locust Ridge will have until Aug. 31. It is estimated that the project will take four days to complete.

The companies which bid for the job were: Slusser Bros., Popple Construction Inc., Hanson Aggregates, Locust Ridge and Livengood Excavating.

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