Bid awarded for downtown streetscapes

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Rendering of streetscape upgrades for downtown Milford

Milford City Council recently awarded two bids to KCI Technologies for the design and construction of updated streetscapes in downtown Milford. The updates include upgrades to Park Place, Denney Row, Southwest Front Street, Southeast Third Street and North Washington Street.

“As you recall, we wrapped up our concept planning review which was reviewed and accepted by city council on June 26, with the condition of leaving Southwest Front Street as a two way option. So, we did receive two proposals that are included in the packet for the design of the streetscape project and construction administration from KCI Technologies,” Rob Pierce, City Planner, said. “They would be paid for throughout various capital projects that have been approved and funded in the FY 24 through FY 28 CIP. It would be funded with $755,000 available through the FY 23 And FY 24 approvals. From the CIP, they were projected to cover both design and staggered construction costs. Available funds will cover the design in all five projects and the remainder will roll forward to combine with additional funding and the FY 25 plan to support the construction of these improvements in future fiscal years.”

Councilman Andy Fulton asked if the funding was included in the budget and Pierce confirmed that it was.

The streetscape changes include parking reconfigurations in the lot across from Park Place along with sidewalk improvements. Brick walls and street corner landscaping will be added along with a “pocket park” adjacent to the parking lot. Crosswalks are planned along with trees and other landscaping. A boat ramp is planned between Arena’s and Houser’s Auto Trim. Garbage screening will be added to hide dumpsters in some areas and retractable bollards that will close off streets during festivals are also planned.

One bid was for $190,000 and covered the design and construction costs for North Washington Street, Denney Row and Park Avenue while the other was for $145,000 for Southwest Front Street. The bids were both accepted unanimously.

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