Karvo Companies has won a $374,400 bid to pave all of Elyria Avenue this fall.
The Stow-based firm beat five competitors for the job, underbidding runner-up Kokosing Construction by about $9,300.
The highest bidder was Chagrin Valley Paving, which asked for $439,629.
Even that came in under the estimate put forward by Bramhall Engineering & Surveying Company, which told Amherst mayor Mark Costilow to expect paving costs around $443,000.
A preconstruction meeting will be held Thursday to talk about a start date.
The new surface of Elyria Avenue will be asphalt. “The road is solid, but it’s a bumpy, horrible ride,” Costilow said, but the fall job shouldn’t require base repairs — just grinding and a new layer of blacktop.
There are some catchbasins that need work and gutters that need leveled as well. Once underway, the project is expected to go quickly.
There is a Nov. 3 contractual end date, the mayor said.
It’s unclear whether the road will remain open to through traffic during the paving job.
Jason Hawk can be reached at 440-988-2801 or @EditorHawk on Twitter.
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