GREEN RIVER – The Green River City Council unanimously approved an $11,000 change order for increased piping and associated components during construction of a water improvement project.
This water improvement project, being done by Longhorn Construction Inc., includes the installation of water lines on Indian Hills Drive.
Green River Public Works Director Mark Westenskow said the changes will minimize the number of residents affected during future water outages and allow for greater phasing of future projects.
He said they estimate the quantity of pipe, valves, square footage of asphalt, and more before they start construction. Usually, Westenskow said they bring a deducted change order.
“This particular job is one where we went over the estimated amount a little bit. But we did so on purpose, because once we got out there we discovered we needed a little bit more pipe and a few more valves to facilitate the shut downs both for the current project and also for future projects there on Indian Hills,” Westenskow said.
The contract price prior to this change order was $217,580.50. The change order increases that amount by $10,972.22, bringing the total contract price to $228,552.72.
In other business, the Council proclaimed this week, November 15-21, as National Apprenticeship Week. They also proclaimed November 27 as Small Business Saturday in Green River.