$374K bid wins Elyria Avenue job

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.

By Jason Hawk