PAYETTE - Residents driving along North Fourth Street can expect some detours soon, as the city of Payette prepares to start its North Fourth Street Sewer Line Replacement project. The work coincides with anticipated repaving of the street, as well as mitigating the effects of groundwater on inflow and infiltration of the city’s wastewater system.

At its Feb. 3 regular meeting, the Payette City Council reviewed bids received from two construction companies, M2 Construction and Warrington Construction, both from Ontario. M2 submitted the lowest bid of the two at $172,800, Warrington $195,406.

Funding for this project will come from the Fiscal Year 2020 Wastewater Department budget.

In an agenda statement, City Treasurer Mary Cordova recommended accepting the M2 Construction bid, as the company is a licensed public works contractor in the state of Idaho, with the appropriate license category for the project.

At the meeting, City Engineer Michael Davis reviewed the recommendation with the Council.

“We did look at [the proposal], made sure they were licensed and verified that,” Davis said.

The vote to award M2 Construction the project was unanimous.

Cordova said via email that the city anticipates starting construction on the sewer line within 30 days of the Council’s vote. 

A timeline for completion of the project was not available as of press time.

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