DOWNEY - The City Council on Monday awarded a $164,296 contract to Bannaoun Engineers Constructors Corporation to restore the turn signal at Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way.Traffic traveling south on Lakewood Boulevard currently cannot turn left onto Columbia Way due to a continuous raised median. The turn signal's addition is expected to provide easier access to the Columbia Memorial Space Center, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center and Discovery Sports Complex, city officials said in a report. Bannaoun, which has completed projects for the city before, was the "apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder," city officials said. The contract with Bannaoun is worth $180,430, including a 10% contingency. Design, inspection and engineering work will push the total project cost to about $238,000, paid for using the city's gas tax funds. City officials said in April that the light should be installed within 6-8 months.
********** Published: June 16, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 9