School Board approves Lafayette Street sidewalk, crosswalk project
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three contractors placed bids on construction work for Safe Routes to Schools, a project involving a new sidewalk and crosswalk on Lafayette Street, at the bid opening for the project that took place Friday at Cadiz City Hall.

Hamby Construction had the highest bid, at $347,191, Kyler Bridge Construction bid $186,653, and Oliphant Construction had the lowest bid, at $157,550.

At a meeting of the Trigg County Board of Education, Trigg County Schools Operations Manager Matt Ladd and Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler told board members about a construction proposal for a new sidewalk and a crosswalk at the middle school parking lot and the five-way stop on Lafayette Street.

Both Ladd and Fowler said that area of Lafayette Street is usually busy and can be dangerous to cross.

The construction project, which was unanimously approved by the school board at that same meeting, could be funded through the Safe Route to Schools Grant, a federal grant, to the tune of $248,000, Trigg County School Superintendent Tim McGinnis said.

The Cadiz City Council had a vote on whether or not to approve one of the bids at its special called meeting Tuesday. More information on this was not available at press time.
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