Residents will be able to enter the much-awaited Park Arthur from College Avenue to go sledding, after city leaders approved a bid for paving the entrance.
Approved on Tuesday night was a plan to pave the College Avenue entrance, plus remaining parking areas and a trail from the middle lot to the base of the sledding hill.
Payne and Dolan put forth the winning bid of $219,268 for the paving project. The total also included an alternate bid of $59,450 to complete a bypass lane on College Avenue required by the county. In addition, it was expected that $185,000 of the entire project cost will be covered by park dedication funds. Payne and Dolan was one of four companies that submitted a bid.
The bypass lane was originally estimated to cost $235,000 alone, but a memo from Public Works Director Dave Simpson stated the overall cost plummeted to an estimated $85,000 after it was determined the county would require a much less in-depth construction of College Avenue.