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March 14, 2014

Heritage Trail bid comes in at $770K

Mohr Construction Company lone bidder on Industrial Heritage project.

The city of Kokomo has accepted a bid on its Industrial Heritage Trail with plans to start construction as soon as weather allows.

The Board of Public Works and Safety awarded the bid to Mohr Construction Company, the lone bidder for the project at $770,491.

John Pyke, the project’s systems manager, said there were tentative plans to start construction on the project as early as Monday, but it may be put on hold with the latest round of inclement weather hitting Kokomo Wednesday.

“We’re still working on the work schedule,” he said. “Because of the weather, we’re not sure if we’ll be able to start it [Monday], but we’d like to get started as early as possible. I’d hesitate to name a start date, but they hope to be started by at least the end of the month.”

The project area will focus on the east side of Buckeye Street from Superior to Jackson streets. The new trail will intersect with six downtown streets across seven city blocks.

The board also agreed to accept bids for five 2014 or newer police cars for the Kokomo Police Department. Bids will be received by the board on April 9.

In other new business, the board approved the demolition of four properties that suffered damage during the Nov. 17 tornadoes, with a public hearing for the properties scheduled for April 16.

The properties are located at 215 E. Vaile Ave., 1218 Appletree Court, 400 Arnold Court and two other properties located on a single parcel in Arnold Court.

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