September 27, 2013

Carroll's public works department is planning a $700,000 street-resurfacing project next year in the full "fish bowl" neighborhood between Grant Road and Main Street.

Council members have approved a professional services agreement with JEO Consulting Group of Carroll for engineering and design work with a cost range between $80,000 and $90,000.

Construction is expected to start next spring with bidding in February or March.

The work will involve concrete patching and asphalt resurfacing in the following areas: Bass Street from Pike Avenue to Grant Road; Marcella Heights Drive from Bass Street to Grant Road; Pike Avenue from Main Street to 18th Street; and Perch Street from Pike Avenue to Grant Road.

Since 2006, the city has appropriated about $500,000 annually for streets projects.

Public Works Director Randy Krauel said the proposed project for next year is higher in price because the city wants to complete streets work in the complete fish bowl in one construction season.

Council members will determine early next year whether the fund the full project in 2014 or split it into two phases for budgetary reasons.