Keeler Construction will replace 2 bridges in western Orleans
A local construction company will be replacing two county-owned bridges in the western side of Orleans County.
The County Legislature accepted Keeler Construction’s bids on Wednesday for the projects.
Keeler, which is based in Barre, was the low bidder at $466,030 to replace the Culvert Road Bridge over Fish Creek in Ridgeway.
Keeler was also low bidder at $947,335 to replace the Marshall Road Bridge over Johnson Creek in Yates.
These projects are being funded with an $8 million bond the county took out in 2014 for a series of infrastructure projects over three years. This is the last year for those projects as part of the bond.
In addition to the two bridges, the county is replacing two culverts this year on Platten Road in Yates at a total cost $885,173.
The state has made more bridge and culvert money available for municipalities with the Bridge NY program. The county has four projects identified for 2018 with the state program, which pays for 95 percent of the bridge costs and 100 percent of the culverts.
The Legislature on Wednesday approved enigineering and “right-of-way incidentals” for two bridge projects in 2018.
That includes $169,400 to LaBella Associates in Rochester for engineering and right-of-way incidentals as part of the Portage Road bridge replacement in Ridgeway over Fish Creek.
Bridge NY Project, which is 95 percent funded by federal government, includes a 5 percent local share – $8,470 –to be paid by the county.
The Legislature also approved $174,100 to LaBella Associates in Rochester for engineering and right-of-way incidentals as part of the Monroe-Orleans County Line Road bridge replacement over the east branch of Sandy Creek in Murray. The 5 percent local share – $8,705 –will be paid by the county.