RAYMONDVILLE — Construction bids might be running over budget for the second phase of the city’s biggest street project in 15 years.
City commissioners today are expected to award the bid for the project’s second phase, whose budget stands at about $1.1 million.
Commissioners will consider a $1.06 million bid from R&R Paving, a $1.3 million bid from G&T Paving, a $1.19 million bid from I&E Contractors, $1.2 million bid from Clore Construction, a $1.8 million bid from Jimmy Closner & Sons, a $1.39 million bid from Pederson Construction and a $1.35 million bid from La Feria Excavation.
Yesterday, Mayor Gilbert Gonzales said the project might come in about $200,000 over budget.
“We’re going to have to go with it,” he said, referring to the construction bids. “The streets need to be fixed.”
However, City Manager Eleazar Garcia said he expects the city to stick close to its budget.
The city’s general fund budget would cover any overruns, Garcia said.
About 14 streets are on the list for the second phase of the project funded through $2.4 million worth of certificates of obligation.
Construction, expected to begin in about a month, is set to be completed in December, Garcia said.
About two weeks ago, R&R Paving completed work on about 16 streets as part of the project’s first phase.
“It’s beautiful,” Gonzales said of the work. “The citizens are very happy. We’ve gotten a lot of complements.”
Phase 2 street list:
16th Street from Rodeo to E. Gem
15th Street from Rodriguez to E. Wood
Rodeo Drive from S. 16th to S. 15th
13th Street from E. Wood to McCharen
12th Street from E. Wood to McCharen
9th Street from E. Riggs to E. Sauz
Sauz Street form Bus 77 to N. 10th
Raymond Ave. from Bus 77 to N. 10th
Canal Street from N. 1st to N. 5th
3rd Street from E. Hidalgo to E. Kimball
Kimball Street from S. 5th to S. 6th
Alley behind Police Department
6th Street from W. Wood to W. Gem
5th Street from W. Wood to W. White