Bedford Board of Works and Safety accepts $3 million bid for sanitary sewer project on 5th Street

BEDFORD – The Bedford Board of Works and Safety awarded a bid from Mitchell & Stark Construction of $3, 010,820 for a sanitary sewer project to help alleviate street flooding during heavy rain.

Flooding along 5th Street

During these instances, water overflows into the sanitary sewer system. This system, in need of repair, will be replaced with a 24-inch sanitary sewer line along O and P streets, from 5th Street (State Road 58) to John Williams Boulevard.

In addition, to the installation of the sanitary sewer lines, a Lochmueller Group contract for inspection services was also approved during the meeting. An additional cost not to exceed $153,000 was added tot he inspection costs, with the total cost of the agreement set at $422,000.

Spider Creek Lift Station

The board also discussed the Spider Creek Lift Station project, currently set at $17.4 million. The discussion focused on design services, construction administration, and part-time inspection services for the project. The cost of the service to help prepare plans for grant funding is at $1,786,500. The city is currently looking into grants to help fund the project.