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Civic Circle Bid

Posted on 29th July 2011 at 08:11

The City of Longview is moving ahead with the Civic Circle reconstruction project, as the City Council accepts a bid from Halme Construction of Battle Ground to do the work. Out of four companies that bid on the project, Halme came in with the low bid of $368,500. City Manager Bob Gregory says that the city is going to have to dip into the Capital Projects Fund to fully supply the project, but he also says that won’t affect other projects in the city. About half of the project cost will be covered by a federal grant; the city has to provide a 13 percent match from the Arterial Street Fund, then will also provide $80,000 from the Street Fund and $77,000 from the Capital Project Fund. It’s planned that the project will be started at the end of August, starting after the Unique Tin Car Show. The Civic Circle will be completely closed for about three weeks, as crosswalks are raised, warning lights are installed and the circle is re-striped to create a three-lane roundabout. It’s expected that the Civic Circle would re-open in mid-September.