by Dennis Dalman
Low bidder C & L Excavating of St. Joseph was awarded its bid for the improvements of a Safe Routes to School project in the Seventh Street area of Sartell.
At its July 8 meeting, the City Council voted to accept the base bid of $1,603,722 from the St. Joseph company. Upon recommendations from staff, the council rejected a bid alternate of $415,443 that would have replaced and updated street crossings because there are already crosswalk signs at those places.
The project will involve overlaying of Seventh Street this late summer and fall. Next spring, the rest of the improvements, including utilities work, will be done.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.