Moundsville Paving Projects Total $252,540 Up for Bid

Photo by Alan Olson Moundsville Mayor Allen Hendershot, right, and City Manager Deanna Hess discuss paving Tuesday evening.

Moundsville City Council approved a paving list through the rest of the year while approving $252,540 for resurfacing work on six city streets.

At the recommendation of the city’s traffic committee — Ginger DeWitt and David Haynes — council approved the paving list to go out to bid. The list includes Sixth Street, Eighth Street, Tomlinson Avenue, Olive Avenue, Filbert Avenue and Jason Drive.

Mayor Allen Hendershot said the city is about 3/4 of the way done with the annual paving list. Barring inclement weather or other circumstances, paving should be finished by the end of the year.

“Unless the weather turns cold, and if it does, they’ll just bump it up to spring,” he said.

In related matters, council members also agreed to go ahead with bridge repair on Fostoria Avenue.

The suggestion for the repair work came at the recommendation of the West Virginia Division of Highways, which initially offered to fund 80 percent of the project.

Hendershot said city manager Denna Hess had negotiated them up to funding 90 percent.

“It was initially that the state would assist us, and the city would have to participate at 20 percent,” he said. “Deanna went back to them, they had meetings, and they see the necessity of the bridge, and they agreed to reduce it to 10 percent. Of course, that means, the city will have to pay the up-front part of the engineering, and when it’s all said and done, if that’s more than out 10 percent, the state will reimburse us.”

Hendershot said he did not have an estimated cost or time frame for this road work, but expects it might begin in spring.

“We’re happy that’s moving forward,” he said.

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