Oregon City Council recently approved an agreement with Quality Control Inspection, Inc., for $49,146 to provide construction management and inspection services during the construction of the Pearson Park Connector Bikeway Project, which is currently underway.
The 5,300-foot long, 10-foot wide asphalt surface path will extend from Lallendorf to Wynn roads on the north side of Starr Avenue on Pearson Metropark property, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman. The project is funded with a Transportation Enhancement Grant, which pays for 80 percent of construction. The city and the Toledo Area Metroparks will each pay half of the local share for the project. Estimated construction costs for the project is $380,000.
The scope of the project includes a “zig-zag” railroad crossing of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, drainage, pedestrian ramps, pavement markings, storm culverts, grading, seeding, pavement markings, signage, and maintenance of traffic.
“We asked ODOT [Ohio Department of Transportation) if they would allow for construction inspection services to be part of the grant because our bids came in lower on the construction side. ODOT agreed to that,” said Roman.
Council accepted the bid of Diversified Road & Pipe, Inc., Whitehouse, for $288,807.65 last January to construct the path.
The city also has the Municipal Complex Connector bike path, and the Stadium Road bike path.