Surveying work done for RLHS stadium project; bid process begins soon

Published 1:21 am Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Red Level Mayor Willie J. Hendrix said he hopes to be able to let bids for the stadium project some time in the spring.

In November, Gov. Robert Bentley awarded $240,000 to make Bobby Dye Stadium more handicapped accessible.

Then, Hendrix said parking is limited at Bobby Dye Stadium and there aren’t many handicapped spots available for parking.

The plans, designed by Southern Engineering Solutions of Andalusia, call for handicap signage at the entrance of the stadium on the home side, and a concrete walkway from the back of the home stands around the north end of the football field to the visitor stands.

Additionally, the home side restrooms will be restored to be ADA compliant, and there will be ADA compliant ramps in the restrooms.

The town of Red Level will contribute $20,163 to the project.

Hendrix said Monday that the surveying has been completed.

“Right now, we are doing paperwork,” he said. “This is to make sure all the requirements for the grants are completed.”

Hendrix said he is hopeful the paperwork will be done soon.

“We are wanting to let the job out for bids the last of March or beginning of April,” he said. “We hope to have everything done by football season.”

Hendrix said everyone in Red Level is excited.

“It’s going to be a great project for everyone,” he said.