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Road project to cost $64,000

Published July 14. 2010 05:00PM

A road project will cost Lower Towamensing Township over $64,000.

The township's board of supervisors on Tuesday unanimously agreed to award a contract to pave the entire intersection of Summer Mountain Road with Drift Road.

Supervisors awarded the contract to Lehigh Asphalt Paving & Construction of Tamaqua, which submitted the apparent low bid of $64,174.

That bid was a mere $97 less than the next lowest bid of $64,271 turned in by Bracalente Construction of Northampton.

Other companies that bid were Livengood Excavators of Walnutport ($65,213); Hanson Aggregates of Stroudsburg ($68,743); Slusser Brothers of Wapwallopen, Luzerne County ($69,760); Eastern Industries of Center Valley ($73,846); and Hazleton Site Contractors of Hazleton ($77,480).

Supervisors Chairman Ron Walbert said the township has about $220,000 in its liquid fuels account to help pay for the project.

"We're doing pretty good," Walbert said. "We have approximately $135,000 to do other roads."

Walbert then gave credit to the township road crew, which he said completely redid the road.

"I'd like to thank the road crew," Walbert said. "It makes me really excited, and just proves to me we can do a lot more with what we have."

Also on Tuesday, supervisors unanimously agreed to name newly-appointed supervisor Todd Solt as vice chairman of the board.

In other business, supervisors:

• Appointed Jay Mullikin as an alternate to the township planning commission.

• Agreed to make a $300 contribution to the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

• Agreed to sign the Art Morgan subdivision plan.

• Approved a PennDOT resolution for liquid fuels that will file information electronically.

• Agreed to review a list of applications received from candidates who applied for a casual employee position.

• Agreed to take out a half-page ad at a cost of $30 as part of a donation to Special Olympics.

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