District 16 School Board awards pavement contract

Minnesota Roadways based out of Shakopee has been awarded a contract for the Spring Lake Park schools 2012 pavement rehabilitation project.

The District 16 School Board unanimously approved the project in the amount of $88,307 to low bidder Minnesota Roadways at the its June 12 meeting.

“These are all on our five- and 10-year preventative maintenance plan designed to make sure that we maintain all of our new and older road surfaces,” Doug Stahl, District 16 facilities supervisor, said in an e-mail to the Life.

The project will include rebuilding the service road next to Highway 65 in front of Spring Lake Park High School. A drainage issue next to the auto shop and woodshop at the high school will be repaired. The Woodcrest Elementary School parking lot will be seal coated and two driveways will be built at the district’s garage at Westwood Middle School.

Minnesota Roadways came in with the lowest bid among five other companies.

The board approved Minnesota Roadways for the project based on the recommendation of John Nemec, design engineer, of Larson Engineering, Inc., a consultant for the district.

“We have personal experience working with Minnesota Roadways and have found their overall performance, workmanship, scheduling and quality control to be satisfactory,” Nemec wrote in a June 1 letter addressed to Stahl.

The project will start the first week of July with a projected end date of mid August, according to Stahl. The service road next to Highway 65 at the high school will be temporarily closed during reconstruction.

“Minnesota Roadways also did some work for us last year and did a fine job,” Stahl said.

Elyse Kaner is at [email protected]