DANVILLE – Griffin Street railroad improvements and additional roundabout costs are among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Danville City Council’s Public Works Committee.

The committee will consider approving a $108,717 contract with Cross Construction of Urbana for the sidewalk extension and installation of pedestrian gates across the CSX railroad tracks and right-of-way on Griffin Street. Cross Construction was the lowest of four bidders.

Funding comes from the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds.

The city is trying to make the crossing safer. It's where most recently a 13-year-old died in June 2017 after being hit by a train while on his bicycle.

The city already had entered into an agreement with CSX Transportation Inc. for CSXT’s review, associated engineering and installation costs and construction engineering and inspection related to the project.

In other business, aldermen will consider approving additional work at a cost of $24,140 for the English and Jackson streets roundabout intersection.

According to the resolution, the city funded the intersection improvements and additional work such as conduits, sidewalks, pavement and curbing were completed but were “ineligible to be funded with the previously allocated funds.”

Funding comes from the city’s gax tax, the infrastructure development and improvement program.

The contractor for the $734,000 project was Stark Excavating of Bloomington. The roundabout opened in October 2018.

Also tonight, committee members will consider:

• Amending the $80,848 storm drainage improvement contract with Big O Services. Additional asphalt and pipe underdrains were needed for the Harrison Park Golf Course driveway, and a storm drainage tile under Logan Avenue was determined to be failing and needed replacement. The additional work cost $30,661. The total cost was about $111,509. The work is paid from the city’s sewer enterprise fund for storm infrastructure improvement.

• Approving an $82,000 contract with River City Roofing of Peoria for roof repairs at Danville Mass Transit, 101 N. Jackson St. The repairs are needed due to hail damage. A $53,030 bid from Sentry Roofing of Covington, Ind. also was received, but the resolution states “the bidder whose proposal most closely aligned with the repairs that the insurance adjuster recommended was River City Roofing.” All work will be paid with insurance funds.

• Reviewing the proposed 2019 tax levy and fiscal year 2020-2021 budget for the city.

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