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Chadwell Lane Project To Be Done With Concrete

Concrete will be used on the long-anticipated Chadwell Lane/Highway 61 intersection project.

The Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen voted to authorize the city to enter into agreements with both Cochran Engineering and Jokerst, Inc., during last Thursday’s meeting.

One ordinance approved contracting with Cochran for construction, inspection and materials testing. The other ordinance approved paying Jokerst, Inc., of Ste. Genevieve up to $136,191 for paving.

Jokerst had bid $136,191 for concrete and $111,283 for asphalt. Vern Bauman Contracting bid $140,952 for concrete and $121,194 for asphalt, while CE Contracting bid $147,665 for concrete and $136,352 for asphalt.

The project, discussed for about three years, will straighten out the angle of the intersection and reduce the grade of the hill on Chadwell Lane.

Considerable discussion took place on whether to go entirely concrete, entirely asphalt, or a mixture of the two.

See complete story in the July 17 edition of the Herald.

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