Hawbaker Gets Oil City Paving Bid

| July 12, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The Oil City Council accepted a bid in the amount of $460,627.50 from Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of Grove City for its 2019 paving program.

That amount includes $126,636.25 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $299,462.50 in Liquid Fuel funds and two alternates in the amount of $38,528.75.

The City’s CDBG funds for the year were $176,784.39 and the Liquid Fuels fund were $275,00.00. The City estimated for the overall project including CDBG funds, Liquid Fuels funds and water funds was around $480,000.00 according to Jan Ruditis of the City’s Engineering office.

“It is about what I estimated,” Ruditis said.

The streets to be paved are Bissell Avenue from Plummer Street to Manning Street (using CDBG Federal funds), Wyliss Street from Front Street to West 7th Street (using Liquid Fuels funds from the Commonwealth), Cowell Avenue from West 1st Street to West 7th Street (using Liquid Fuels funds from the Commonwealth), Memorial Drive off of Seneca Street at the end to end to complete a project from 2018 (using Liquid Fuels funds from the Commonwealth), Hickory Street from North Street to the end (using Liquid Fuels funds from the Commonwealth), and parts of Cowell Avenue were the waterline replacement project is being done (using utility funds).

The alternates are alternate No. 1 Mineral Street from West 1st Street to the end and alternate No. 2 East 8th Street below Englewood Avenue to Allegheny Avenue.

“It usually takes about a month to get all the paperwork back,” Ruditis said. “The deadline to have the project completed is October 15.”

City Manager Mark Schroyer pointed out that this is the third or fourth year in a row the City has done over $400,000.00 of paving projects while also acknowledging a lot more still needs to be done.

“This should be a good project this year,” Schroyer said. “It’s a lot of long streets this year.”

Councilman Ron Gustafson said he appreciates the help the City has gotten from PennDot in its willingness to pave some of the roads.

“I think with the County, Oil City and PennDot there has been a good level of cooperation,” Schroyer said in response to Gustafon’s comment. “I know Senator (Scott) Hutchinson made some phone calls.”

Hawbaker was the low bidder among the four bids received from the City with Lindy Paving in Union City, Pa. (bid of 543.478.10), IA Construction in Franklin, Pa. (bid of $577,718.22), and Sharon Pavin in Sharpsville, Pa. (bid of $653,988.30) also bidding.

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