The Pulaski County Commissioners this week received another update on the Bridge 291 project, in which Jeff Larrison of United Consulting informed them that the next step in the process is to approve the construction inspection agreement. He says the agreement will go to the Indiana Department of Transportation, which will then review the rates for inspection and approve them if acceptable.
As with the rest of the project, 80 percent of this expense would be covered by INDOT, while the county would cover the other 20 percent. The cost of $194,800 for the inspection makes up 12.5 percent of the total construction cost as allotted by INDOT.
Larrison says that because federal aid projects are by no means a quick process, he expects the project to be let for bid by September.
“Unfortunately, federal aid projects tend to drag out when it comes to paperwork, and finally closing out the project. But the bridge itself is due to be let this September, which means we’ll get probably a little bit of construction work done before winter, and then next spring start in full force,” said Larrison. (06-06-12 Larrison – Full Force)
A motion was made and approved to sign the construction inspection agreement, which will be sent to INDOT for their approval before bids can be accepted.