Hudson mayor hopeful about Crest View resurfacingHudson Mayor Dean Knudson believes that the city engineer's estimate of the cost of resurfacing Crest View Drive may have been high.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
Hudson Mayor Dean Knudson believes that the city engineer's estimate of the cost of resurfacing Crest View Drive may have been high.
Knudson told the City Council on June 2 that the bids on resurfacing 11th Street from Wisconsin to Summer streets and the short Redwood Drive came in lower than expected.
Monarch Paving submitted the low bid of $81,366 on those mill and overlay projects.
Based on that bid, the bids on resurfacing Crest View could be lower than the $800,000 to $900,000 predicted by Bonestroo, the city's consulting engineering firm, Knudson said.
Bonestroo had increased its original estimate because of skyrocketing oil prices.
Knudson said the high oil prices may be mitigated somewhat by paving contractors' desire for work.
The council voted to delay action on Monarch Paving's offer on the 11th Street and Redwood Drive resurfacing until the bids come in on the Crest View Drive project.
A decision on what street projects to undertake this summer is expected at the council's July 7 meeting.