County awards road maintenance contracts |

County awards road maintenance contracts

Jeremy Heiman
Special to the Post Independent

The Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved three road maintenance contracts Monday.

Envirotech Services Inc. of Greeley won a contract to apply magnesium chloride solution for dust control on unpaved county roads. Envirotech’s bid of $185,889 was well within the $200,000 the county had budgeted for the service.

Rural residents can request application of dust suppressant in front of their homes at their own expense.

The commissioners awarded a contract to Frontier Paving Inc. of Silt for hot asphalt paving. The asphalt paving will be applied to 2.25 miles of County Road 233 (Silt Mesa) and one-half mile of County Road 104, a dead-end road northeast of Carbondale.

The county had budgeted $219,687 for the work, and Frontier’s bid was for exactly the budgeted amount. Three higher bids were received, the highest being $299,112.

Commissioner Larry McCown urged the other commissioners to go forward with the work.

“This may get more expensive next year,” McCown said.

GMCO LLC of Rifle submitted the low bid for a contract to chip and seal several county roads. GMCO’s bid of $231,101 includes $4,800 for traffic control. The county’s budgeted amount for this project was not available.

The roads to be chipped and sealed are county roads 113 (Cattle Creek), 114 (Colorado Mountain College), 250 (Bendetti Road), 314 (Alkali Creek), 326 (Chipperfield Lane), 331 (Dry Hollow), 306 (Wallace Creek), 370G, 371, 371A, and 371B.

“We had a lot wetter fall last year, and it has taken a toll on our roads,” Marvin Stephens, road and bridge supervisor, told the commissioners.

In other county road action, the commissioners and county attorney Don DeFord withdrew to a closed-door meeting to discuss negotiating with the city of Glenwood Springs over the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Four Mile Road, Airport Road and Midland Avenue.

Contact Jeremy Heiman: 945-8515, ext. 534

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