Scotts Bluff County Commissioners authorised a $1.67 million bid to repave 5 miles of Stegall highway Monday evening, regardless of being about $136,000 brief.
That is only the start of fixing the 12-mile stretch of highway, which other than a four-mile stretch within the center, has not been repaved for 4 a long time.
County Freeway Supervisor Linda Grummert advised commissioners she really helpful solely accepting a bid for 3 miles, as a result of the county doesn’t have the cash to cowl the following two miles.
“You bought every kind of funds, however no money readily available,” Freeway Supervisor Linda Grummert advised commissioners.
Commissioner Charlie Knapper mentioned the cash could possibly be taken out of CARES Act funding from the federal authorities for coronavirus aid, which Finance Supervisor Lisa Rien anticipated to be $1.4 million given to the county.
Commissioner Mark Harris requested if the funds had been accessible and after Rien nodded to him, he mentioned. “Let’s do it then.”
Commissioners voted unanimously to just accept North Platte-based Simon Contractor’s bid for $1.67 million, which might do the complete 5 miles.
Rien cautioned that the Scotts Bluff County Consolidated Communications Heart can be asking for a pricey radio improve, which is necessary.