Bonner waterline project cost far below estimates
The Bonner Springs City Council Monday learned a lot of money should be saved on a waterline project in the city that will be 100 percent funded by the state.
The council approved a contract to put in a waterline along Riverview Avenue with Westland Construction for $79,030, which was $130,650 less than the engineer’s estimate for construction costs. The original 3-inch waterline in the area was removed as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s reconstruction of the Riverview bridge related to the Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7 interchange construction. Therefore, the state will reimburse the city for 100 percent of the project cost.
About 2,160 feet of a new 4-inch waterline and two fire hydrants will be installed from 122nd Street and Riverview to the west.
All eight contractors that bid on the project actually came in under the estimate, with the highest bid at $178,744.97. Rick Sailler, utilities director, said the city has worked successfully with Westland before and contacted the contractor to make sure their bid included all of the project’s parameters.