Mayor Forthofer reports that the next phase of Vermilion Road's replacement will begin this summer.
“Phase 2 will pick up where last summer's road replacement left off,” stated the mayor. “Work will be done from Brownhelm Station Road to Jerusalem Road.”
Over 2,000 vehicles travel this arterial road every day, according to the mayor.
“The much needed improvement of Vermilion Road is partially funded by the Metropolitan Planning Organization,” stated Mayor Forthofer.
Completion is expected by the end of July 2020.
At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020, Chris Howard, City Engineer, reported he provided City Council with a copy of their bid recommendation for the Vermilion Road Phase II Project. The city received four bids and the low bidder was Precision Paving, Inc. of Milan, Ohio in the amount of $917,013,86. They recommend only awarding the base bid.
“This project is MPO funded with the state providing $611,904.00. He asked Council to consider suspending the rules on Ordinance 2020-9 and adopting it by emergency since ODOT was waiting for the city to approve the contract before they can award their contract officially.
Additionally, on February 25 there is a pre-construction meeting for the Haber Road Bridge Replacement Project with the Erie County Engineer’s Office.
Council voted unanimously on Ordinance 2020-9, VERMILION ROAD, PHASE 2 PROJECT ,which was declared an emergency.