05-07-10 McDonough Awards Water Tower and Water Line Contracts
The City of McDonough has awarded contracts for major improvements to the City’s water system. These improvements include water line construction with upgrades and construction of a new one million gallon elevated water storage tank. The water line construction project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Smith Pipeline, Inc. of Fairburn, GA in the amount of $245,354.85. The construction of the elevated water storage tank was awarded to the lowest bidder, Caldwell Tanks, Inc. of Louisville, KY in the amount of $1,488,000. Funding for these much needed and related water system improvement projects is provided through the Special Local Option Sales Tax as approved by the voters of McDonough and Henry County.
Construction on the water lines will commence on May 10, 2010 and will continue for approximately eleven weeks with a scheduled completion date of July 19, 2010. The project area includes the following roads: McGarity Road and Tomlinson Street (construction scheduled May 10 through May 24), Racetrack Road (construction scheduled May 31 through June 14) and Iris Lake Road (construction scheduled June 21 through July 5). Finish work associated with the project will be completed between July 12 and July 19.
Residents, businesses, and others in the project area are advised that the nature of this work may, and likely will, result in temporary water service outages, and the City and the Contractor will make every effort to insure that such disruptions are minimized and that those impacted are notified in advance, wherever possible. Further, citizens and others traveling through this area and along these routes may experience occasional traffic disruptions, including the likelihood of temporary road lane closures, especially on the affected portion of Racetrack Road.
The elevated water storage tank will be constructed at the intersection of Travis Drive and Racetrack Road. While related tasks associated with permitting, engineering, etc. have commenced, actual construction on the elevated water storage tank will likely not begin until the latter part of June and is scheduled for completion at the end of February 2011. Construction associated with this project should result in few service disruptions and little impact on traffic.
The City and the contractor will make every effort to minimize and appropriately address any issues that may arise during the course of this project.