County approves $817K bid to replace 2 Platten Road culverts

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 June 2016 at 12:00 am

YATES – Two culverts on Platten Road in the Town of Yates will be replaced likely late this summer or early fall.

The Orleans County Legislature on Wednesday approved the low bid, $817,643, to Keeler Construction of Albion. The county will soon have a preliminary construction meeting with Keeler to determine the work schedule, said Jerry Gray, the county highway superintendent.

The county bid the two culverts together to get a better price on the project, Gray said. There is one culvert east of Swett Road and the other is west of Swett. The culverts carry water from Oak Orchard Creek tributaries.

Other bids for the culvert project include: $833,667 from Villager Construction in Fairport; $837,750 from Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC in Rochester, $848,845 from Union Concrete and Construction Corp. in West Seneca, $880,806 from Zoladz in Alden, and $884,607 from C.P. Ward Inc. in Scottsville.

The project will be paid from an $8 million bond the county took out two years ago for a series of infrastructure projects.