Island roads getting a touch-up

Smoother, younger more vibrant. That’s the kind of look some Bainbridge Island roads will soon bear after a little touch-up.

The city has begun its 2013 roads maintenance program and has hired Doolittle Construction to take on this year’s chip seal project (a method of preserving and maintaining road surfaces).

An engineer’s estimate for chip sealing this year came in between $750,000 to $800,000 for the task. Doolittle Construction offered the lowest bid of $603,259 for the job and was awarded the contract with the city.

The city was fortunate this year and received a federal grant from the Surface Transportation Program that will contribute $357,000 toward the project.

The city’s contribution toward the chip seal effort is $55,650.

Chip sealing will occur over the next few months, as weather permits, on island roads including portions of Day Road, Dolphin Drive, Fletcher Bay Road, Grand Avenue, Halls Hill Road, Komedal Road, Madison Avenue, Miller Road, New Brooklyn Road, Sportsman Club Road, West Port Madison Road and Wing Point Way.

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