Irwin streets slated for summer road paving and resurfacing program

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

Irwin Council planned to award its summer road paving and resurfacing projects yesterday, Wednesday, during its monthly voting meeting.

Officials plan to award the project to Oakmont-based A. Folino Construction, which was the lowest of four bidders, at $194,685.

The program will address six roadways — Pennsylvania Avenue, Fifth Street, Walnut Street, 10th Street Extension, Western Alley and drainage on Oak Street.

The road program targets seven roadways, and engineer Lucien Bove estimated it would cost approximately $177,200.

Although the low bid came in higher than Bove's estimate, he said he is confident he will be able to stay within the borough's budget.

“We should be able to stay under our budget this year,” Bove said. “I don't anticipate anything to make us exceed the budget, but if we have to, we can always do less patching and sealing with contractors and have it done in house.”

Officials pared the list down from 14 roadways to meet its $200,000 resurfacing budget, Bove said.

Although it wasn't included in the original project, officials added Iroquois Street to the paving project.

Officials expect to repave the entire street, Bove said.

“We're going to put a 2-inch binder on that roadway and an inch-and-a-half top layer on it,” Bove said. “That means we're going to mill it down pretty deep.”

Bove said he was unsure when the project will begin.

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626, or bpedersen@tribweb.com.

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