Busy construction season planned in FD

City Council awards multiple contracts on Monday

People driving around Fort Dodge will encounter lots of construction work during the spring, summer and fall.

The City Council on Monday set much of that work in motion by awarding contracts for street paving and sewer work.

Fort Dodge Asphalt Co. received a $1,182,036.17 contract for the annual street paving project.

The following streets will be repaved under that contract:

• Floral Avenue between 15th and 19th streets;

• Fifth Avenue North between Ninth and 13th streets;

• Fourth Avenue North between Ninth and 13th streets;

• Third Avenue North between Ninth and 10th streets;

• North 13th Street between Sixth Avenue North and Central Avenue;

• Prospect Avenue between South 15th Street and the dead end;

• South 15th Street from Prospect Avenue to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks;

• North 16th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues north;

• North 18th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues north;

• South 16th Street from Eighth Avenue South to the dead end;

• South 18th Street between Fifth and Eighth avenues south.

“These are streets that really need to be worked on,” Councilman Kim Alstott said.

Under another street work contract awarded Monday, Castor Construction, of Fort Dodge, will perform concrete patch repairs on Kenyon Road and Fifth Avenue South. The company will be paid $442,793.

Jensen Builders Ltd., of Fort Dodge, submitted the only other bid of $458,180.

A new sanitary sewer will be installed beneath 12th Avenue South between 18th and 23rd streets under another contract awarded Monday. Crow River Construction, of New London, Minnesota, will be paid $3,369,489.30 for that work.

Other bidders for the job were Rasch Construction Inc., of Fort Dodge, $3,547,867.25; and H & W Contracting, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, $4,682,867.65.

Oversized storm sewers will be installed along 15th Avenue South between 23rd Street and the eastern city limits in a project that’s intended to dovetail with the replacement of a bridge on that road just outside the city limits.

Rasch Construction Inc. was awarded a $1,372,327 contract for the work.

Other bidders were Crow River Construction, $1,587,163; and King Construction, of Kiron, $1,967,919.25.

All of those projects are expected to start around April 15, according to Chad Schaeffer, the city’s director of engineering, business affairs and community growth.

Those projects are in addition to a major storm sewer and intersection project at 29th Street and First Avenue South. Wicks Construction, of Decorah, has a $2,649,867.10 contract for that job.

Also, Fifth Avenue South between 31st and 32nd streets will be rebuilt this year. A contract has not been awarded for that job.