A concrete repair project is coming to the city of Arroyo Grande after city council awarded the contract to Santa Maria’s CalPortland.
Among the project plans are reducing the potential trip and fall hazards in streets, improving access for those with mobility limitations, and removing trees that damage and uplift adjacent sidewalks.
The original plan was for the project to be worked on by CalPortland due to their base bid being the lowest, but the council wanted to re-think the approval when alternative bids made the CalPortland proposal more expensive for the city.
Mayor, Caren Ray Russom discussed her concern about the expenses, “it’s roughly 66% higher, I can’t in good faith spend an extra $24,000 without going out to re-bid so I would only support going with a base bid,” Russom said.
The council ultimately decided to award the project to CalPortland after finding a way to keep cost low, by including the company’s third alternative bid.