Duluth will perform a full depth reclamation to rebuild worn out pavement on Chattahoochee Drive. Courtesy Baldwin Paving

Duluth approves full depth reclamation project for Chattahoochee Drive

The Duluth City Council recently voted to award a bid for Full Depth Reclamation of Chattahoochee Drive. FDR rebuilds worn out asphalt pavement by recycling the existing roadway. The old asphalt and base materials are pulverized, mixed with cement and water and compacted to produce a strong, durable base for either an asphalt or concrete surface.

The city received six bids ranging from $212,000 to $555,000 for this project. Following a complete review and analysis of each bid, two bidders failed to submit all of the required documentation. Of the remaining four, city staff recommended awarding the project with contingency to Baldwin Paving in an amount not to exceed $250,221. Funds for this project will come from FY14 SPLOST.

The approved bid includes materials, labor, tools, equipment and all other necessary items for the full depth reclamation of existing pavement, placement of required asphaltic concrete pavement, leveling, adjustment of manholes, water valves or other structures, restriping, replacing of stop signs and traffic signal loops, replacing failing subgrade as directed by the engineer, removing and replacing failing sinking curb, erosion control, dust control and traffic control.

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