Hillside repairs to cost $35K more than expected
West View council members unanimously approved a bid for hillside repairs on Bell Drive, which borough officials say is eroding quickly.
The council rejected bids for the project at its March meeting because the lowest bid was about $60,000 more than what was budgeted for the project.
The bid council accepted April 10 from Golden Triangle Construction was for $119,900, which still is more than the $85,000 budgeted for the project.
Council members sought new bids in March that didn't include the cost of road repaving and guide-rail reconstruction, which borough employees will do.
Council President Barry Schell said borough officials noticed that the hillside on Bell Drive was eroding quickly in the past year and put up barricades last summer along the side of the road.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Wexford Elementary educator honored for work with children, families
- North Hills school board member resigns over absences
- North Allegheny graduate receives prestigious scholarship
- North Hills district’s tobacco ban includes e-cigarettes
- Fish-fry Fridays in North Hills form friendship, fellowship
- Former Steeler Hoge discusses concussions with North Hills student-athletes
- Photo Gallery: St. Teresa of Avila fish fry
- Pine OKs plan for auto repair shop in former Wexford Volunteer Fire Department garage
- Shaler Area students gear up for production of ‘Mary Poppins’
- Pine-Richland considers changing student transportation companies
- Photo Gallery: Chinese New Year at Ross Elementary