BROCTON - In what seems like a project with slow movement, the Peerless Street Bridge Project in Brocton took another step forward.
During a recent Portland Town Council meeting, the council declared the project open for bid specifications for materials.
Sealed and valid bids will be received by the Town Clerk's office until Aug. 18 at 11 a.m., at which time they will be publicly opened and read during a special meeting.
Bids are being accepted for the supply of 41 linear feet of 32'x10' precast concrete three-sided arch bridge structure, head walls and positive connection wing walls as part of the bridge replacement.
Portland Town Supervisor Dan Schrantz also reported to council members that Chautauqua County officials have given the project a lift with its shared service agreement to purchase any rebar needed for the project and have it onsite and ready to go, which the town would be subsequently billed for.
The county has committed to assisting the town with the installation of the bridge footer, and Schrantz added that once all materials are in and delivered to the site, it will be approximately a two-week process for it to be installed.
Town Clerk Roxane Sobecki has officially advertised for bid specifications, which must be clearly marked in a sealed envelope "Bid for the Town of Portland Peerless Street Bridge Project."
Plans, specifications and bid forms are on file for bidder's inspection with the town clerk at the town hall, as well as at the Springville office of E & M Engineers & Surveyors P.C.