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Downers Grove lining up major Washington St. renovation

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 8:35 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE — Village officials are getting ready to green-light a nearly $950,000 renovation of Washington Street through downtown Downers Grove.

At Tuesday's Village Council meeting, officials will consider a contract for the street project, which would replace a half-mile of Washington Street's sewer lines and road surfaces between Burlington and Maple avenues.

The bid for the project comes from Addison-based John Neri Construction, which ran the village's water main replacement project last summer. The company's $942,000 bid was the lowest among the nine that the village received, and it's about $100,000 less than what the village budgeted for the project last year.

The village will pay about $898,000 for the project, which includes replacing the water mains as well as storm sewer, curb and gutter replacement and road resurfacing, asphalt patching and intermittent sidewalk replacement. There is also plans for curb and crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Washington and Curtiss streets.

The Downers Grove Sanitary District, meanwhile, is expected to pay an additional $43,400 to replace the street's manhole covers.

The proposed contract appears on Tuesday's agenda only for discussion. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. A vote is not expected until next week's meeting.

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