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Published May 22, 2024

$1,000,000 upgrade for Osage Beach Road

OSAGE BEACH – The city is one step closer to beginning a road improvement project with the approval of the first reading for the project.

At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, the board gave the first-reading approval for Logan Excavating LLC for the Osage Beach Road improvement project for an amount not to exceed $1,093,297.80.

The city received six bids for the project. The engineer’s estimate came in at $1,247,226.25. The six bids were:

The bid from Logan is under the budget the city set aside for this project.

The project will provide a new asphalt roadway, sidewalks, curb, storm drainage and new street lighting from the Osage Beach Parkway to just past Goodfellow Road.

It will also include the relocation of some city utilities.

Once construction begins it is estimated that the project will take 180 days to complete.

The second reading should take place at the next Board of Aldermen meeting.

In some of the other business at last week’s board meeting:

This project will replace and up-size a broken culvert near the end of Beach Drive just past Carie Lane.

This new event will be a gathering of Jeeps and will also include a poker run.

The board also passed a motion to spend $59,940 for a Pioneer Centrifugal Transfer Pump Trailer Package from Cardinal Pump.

The city received five bids but four were rejected because they did not meet the city’s minimum requirement, which was outlined in the bid package.

Cardinal Pump was the only bid that met the city’s minimum specification.

They will provide a four-inch pump that can move 1,520 galls per minute, push 155 feet of head and handle a three-inch solid.

The transfer pump will allow the city to bypass sewer stations and manholes, where applicable, similar to what they did when the sewer main collapsed at Sands in 2022.

“When using this pump, it will allow us to divert flow continuously and will not have the inefficiencies associated with pumping trucks,” Zak Wilber, Public Works Operations Manager told the board.

The city budgeted $75,000 for this item.

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