Bids re-opened for Lexington-Salem Road reconstruction

EATON — The Preble County Commissioners re-opened bids for a Lexington-Salem Road reconstruction project during their meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

It was during a Wednesday, July 12, meeting when the board originally opened the only bid for the project, from Barrett Paving Materials out of Franklin.

“That being the only bid, I entertain a motion to note receipt and forward on to the engineer for his review and recommendation,” Commissioner Chris Day commented at the time, and the board accepted.

A week later commissioners rejected the bid on the recommendation of the county engineer, who said the bid was 10 percent higher than projected for the project.

Nearly a month later, the board opened two new bids for the Lexington-Salem Road reconstruction project.

Barrett Paving Material Inc. issued a bid in the amount of $1,427,569.23, while Milcon Concrete Inc. issued a bid in the amount of $1,416,689.60.

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is located in four different regions: Mid-Ohio Region (MOH), Midwest Central Region (MWC), New York Central Region (NYC), and New York Northern Region (NYN).

According to Barrett Paving’s website, “We provide advanced solutions for our customer’s needs while having a positive impact in our local communities and generating sustainable growth and long-term value for our shareholders. Our mission is to strengthen and grow our infrastructure products and services by empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain.”

Milcon Concrete is located in Troy and has been in business since 1995. The company’s website says their management team has a combined total of over 60 years experience in the commercial concrete and site work field.

The site notes: “Milcon Concrete is committed to being the most trusted and respected commercial contractor performing quality concrete and excavation related services. We strive to provide a positive growth-fueled atmosphere for the benefit of our customers and our employees.”

Commissioners will forward these bids to the engineer for his recommendation.

By Kelsey Kimbler

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