Feagin sewerage work to begin in new year

Published 12:00am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Water pressure, sewerage service, and stormwater drainage improvements will get underway for residents of Feagin, Ave., Dillard, Davis and King avenues, Kirkpatrick Drive, and Beatrice and Catawba streets after the new year.

The City Council on Tuesday awarded a bid for the project, which includes the replacement of undersized, 1-inch metal water lines with 3-inch PVC lines to Nordin Construction Co. of Mobile.

The project includes the replacement of undersized, 1-inch metal water lines with 3-inch PVC lines to improve water pressure to homes on Dillard, Davis and King avenues, Kirkpatrick Drive, and Beatrice and Catawba streets. The city also will make drainage improvements to alleviate flooding problems along Beatrice Street and at the intersection of Carnell Street and Feagin Street.

The $581,384 project is being funded in part by a $375,000 Community Development Block Grant announced last year by Gov. Robert Bentley.

Engineer Bob Carter of Goodwyn Mills and Cawood recommended the council accept Nordin’s base bid. The projects in the base bid include resurfacing streets on which utility work is done.  The company also submitted a bid of $129,360 to resurface all of the streets in the neighborhood, as well as a portion of Whatley Street. The council took no action on that bid, but will see where it stands financially at the conclusion of the base project.

Carter said he expects the work to begin in January.

In other business, the council:

• Established two, one-time, one-day holidays for city employees in 2013, including the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Monday before Christmas.

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