Construction ends on Paramount Blvd.

DOWNEY - A pavement rehabilitation project on Paramount Boulevard between Brookmill Road and Alameda Street has been completed to the city's satisfaction, public works director John Oskoui said this week.Contractor Hardy & Harper, Inc. began work on Paramount Boulevard late last year, including resurfacing deteriorated pavement, constructing curb ramps at intersections and reconstructing driveway and sidewalk approaches to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company also reconstructed deteriorated cross gutters, installed a communication conduit for future communications between City Hall and Fire Station No. 1, installed signalized intersections, and replaced traffic loop detectors, pavement markings and striping. The final contract amount includes a $5,331 change order for the repair of an unmarked sewer line that was damaged during installation of the communication conduit, along with an excavation to expose another sewer line to assess its condition. Hardy & Harper was assessed an additional $2,000 in liquidated damages for exceeding the contractual number of working days by four days. The total project cost came to about $821,000 when factoring in design, inspection and engineering costs. The City Council had authorized $725,000 for the construction work when it awarded the contract last September, but "sufficient funding is available for all items of work for this project," Oskoui said.

********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43