A pre-construction meeting for the New Bourbon Port Road repair project took place on May 11 during the Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting.
Steve Pleimann, owner of Steve’s Hauling and Excavating, LLC, of Oak Ridge, the firm that was awarded the contract based on a $64,349 bid, was present, as was Chris Koehler of Koehler Engineering of Jackson. Chris Crocker and Darius Dowdy, both with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), participated in the meeting by speaker phone.
Koehler said a notice to proceed would probably be granted in about a week. MoDOT will need several days’ notice before work actually commences.
Koehler also said the work needs to be limited to the areas in which easements have been obtained. The project was delayed for months because one heir to property along the road refused to sign an easement. One section of the road, therefore, will have to skirt around that parcel of land.
The contract is for 60 working days, with October 1 as the required completion date. Koehler said that could be extended in the case of flooding.
See complete story in the May 20 edition of the Herald.