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June 14, 2013

Big Four Station bid on budget

Costs come in on target for estimate

JEFFERSONVILLE —

The low bid for the construction of Big Four Station came in on target Wednesday morning.

Louisville-based Wycliffe Enterprises Inc. was the low bidder of the four proposals opened Wednesday. The base bid totaled $4.2 million with an alternate bid for a fiber-optic enclosure that totaled $35,000.

Bids opened at the Wednesday Jeffersonville Board of Public Works meeting from three other hopefuls came in at between $4.6 million and $6.7 million for the base construction work.

No contract was awarded Wednesday and the board agreed to take the proposals under advisement. Plans developed by The Estopinal Group estimated the cost to complete the park at $4.2 million.

Plans call for a two-block park at the foot of the Big Four Bridge with restrooms, a multipurpose shelter, a water feature and a playground to be constructed between Pearl and Mulberry streets from Market and Maple streets.

Jeffersonville Redevelopment Director Rob Waiz said the plans for the construction in the park are likely to be divided up in two phases, with the first phase reconstructing the north end, or Maple Street side of the park. Once the Big Four Bridge ramp — which has been pushed back to a November completion date — is completed, work is expected to start on the south end of the park.

 

IRE IN THE STREETS

Anita Parker, a resident of the recently renamed Amanda Cole Avenue, formerly Virginia Avenue, said she was unaware of the name change and her signature on the petition seeking to rename the road was falsified.

“My name is there, but that is not the survey I signed,” she said.

Parker, who said she has lived on the street for 40 years, said she signed something related to gas prices more than two years ago, but never agreed to change the name of Virginia Avenue to Amanda Cole Avenue.

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