City Council OKs bid for more curb ramps

Several curb ramps throughout the City of Warren will be replaced in the coming weeks.

Last week, Warren City Council approved a bid of just under $150,000 from Lakeshore Paving for the work.

City Engineer Douglas Sceiford said that the project will entail curbs and sidewalks “at various designated intersections within the city.”

He added that the city worked with the company on a Community Development Block Grant paving project on Oak Street. “They’ve done good jobs,” he noted. “(The) staff has no hesitation in recommending them.”

Mayor Mark Phillips asked what amount was included in the budget and Sceiford said, where the bids came in, the city “will probably do more curb cuts than we thought,” estimating the total value of the work between $190,000 and $200,000. He said that some of the bids received for the project were in that price range.

Sceiford also said the city did an ADA project similar to this in 2008 and 2009 and “those prices match these prices.”

Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz said on Monday that the funding for this project comes from CDBG funds as well.

When will the work start?

“We’re going to start it this fall and see how many we (can) get done,” Holtz said, expecting that work would start in a “week or so.”

He added that “there’s quite a few of them” up for repair throughout the city.