The Trujillo Road repaving project, which unexpectedly came before the Pagosa Springs Town Council earlier this summer, was once again a matter for discussion at Tuesday evening’s meeting.
The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners, however, approved awarding a bid on the project to Strohecker Asphalt and Paving earlier in the day, with only positive comments and no discussion.
Earlier this year, the county and town opted to jointly pursue the paving project in order to lessen costs, with each entity paying to repave its portion of the road between 8th Street amd the transfer station.
According to Town Special Projects Manager Scott Frost, the estimated cost originally given to council for 1,900 linear feet of roadwork was $345,835, which included a 10-percent contingency.
However, the lowest bid from Strohecker came in 16 percent higher than the engineer’s original estimate. It is now believed that the town’s portion of the project — to resurface Trujillo Road from the intersection of 8th and Apache streets to the town boundary — will cost $331,193.03 for construction and $37,000 for engineering, or a total of $368,193.03.