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Middletown OKs $2.5M upgrade to public works’ winter operations


Middletown’s snow plowing and other winter operations will get a major boost soon after the township board of supervisors approved a $2.53-million contract with Scott Building Corporation at a recent meeting.

The award for Phase 1A of the winter operations project will involve extensive work at the township public works complex on Veterans Highway (Route 413). Items include removal of the existing salt shed, removal of an existing fence, installation of a new salt storage building, installation of a new brine building and fence installation, according to a memo from township engineer Isaac Kessler.

Other work will include concrete curb and sidewalk replacement, asphalt mill and overlay, bollard installation and other accessories, water service and a new fire hydrant at the relocated winter operations area of the yard.

The project had been reevaluated and rebid after a first round of bids came in too high, a process that saved $232,815, Kessler wrote in the memo. While even the new bid came in above the amount forecast in this year’s township budget, the supervisors decided to move forward after Kessler advised the cost would more than likely not get any lower with another rebid.

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