Local Contractor Awarded Bid for Water Line Project in Green River

Local Contractor Awarded Bid for Water Line Project in Green River

GREEN RIVER — The Green River City awarded a bid to a Rock Springs company at their February 16 Council meeting after the City received seven bids.

Lewis and Lewis won the bid by $26 over Jackman Construction. The bid, $404,880, is for a water line project on Monroe and East Teton Blvd. 

The Monroe & East Teton Water Project is anticipated to commence construction in March of 2021.  Construction is expected to be completed near the end of April. 

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The project consists of an extension of the water system to increase available flows and allow for future expansion/uses, along with the installation of storm catch basins to aid in capturing runoff.

Mark Westenskow, Green River Public Works Director, said the waterline will run to the new water treatment plant to provide fire flow. It will also improve resiliency for fire flow in that area in town near the rodeo grounds for future expansion.

Photo courtesy of the City of Green River

This project will require short-term closures of Monroe Ave and East Teton.  These closures will be scheduled and announced to the public.  Monroe Avenue will be closed in phases depending on the work area.  East Teton will be closed during the installation of the crossing water line and reconstruction.  

The City reminds residents that Veterans Park is not a roadway. Access to Stratton Meyers Park will occur without interruption via Bridger.  The approach to Stratton Meyers at East Teton will be closed as needed to allow for construction.

As part of the water line project , the Council approved a contract with Inberg Miller Engineers in the amount of $5,800 for materials testing.