Notice of Award – Main Street Phase III Project

Posted on March 16, 2020 · Posted in Main Street

Notice of Award Letter

Chester received four bids for the Main Street Phase III Project. The low bidder was Colonna Concrete & Asphalt Paving, LLC. For those of you who are wondering, Arborio Corporation did submit a bid, but it was not competitive for this project. The low bidder’s contract and qualifications were reviewed and references checked, the BOS met and approved awarding the bid, it was approved by the Council of Governments, and the bid package was sent forward to the DOT for signature. We anticipate having the authorization to award within a few days and to be able to award the contract to Colonna. They have said they will be able to begin construction in early to mid April. The major construction should last until the end of June and there will be a couple of months of finish work (guardrails, benches, landscaping, parking space striping, etc) over the summer.

Once we are able to award the contract, we will be able to sit down with the contractor and hash out details about schedules, events, traffic patterns, parking and overall timing. In the meantime, a group of staff, volunteers, merchants and downtown property owners have several meetings scheduled to discuss print and digital marketing, signage, detours, events, and other ways to mitigate interruptions and the effects of construction on our busy and vital downtown. We will need everyone to make a great effort to support our local businesses during this time. All planned events will be happening as scheduled and Chester will continue to be positive and fun.

We will continue to update you as more details are available through this group email, our Facebook page and here. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.