WHEELWRIGHT – The City of Wheelwright Commission Board met Wednesday at a special called meeting to discuss sidewalk repairs. Several areas on the sidewalks throughout the city are in desperate need of repair. Mayor Don Hall and the City Commission have made it a priority to make Wheelwright a beautiful small town that is clean and safe for its citizens and all visitors.
The commission asked for any construction company interested in the project to submit a bid detailing the work it assessed that needed to be done, the cost of the repairs and the time frame it would take to complete them.
The estimates were to remove and pour new sidewalks of approximately 520 feet. Some of the sidewalks needed to be jack-hammered out and replaced and others capped. All sidewalks will be poured to measure 2×4 thickness. One section of the sidewalk is to be jack-hammered out and bridge metal installed and repaired. Two handicap ramps will be installed and one set of steps will be repaired on 79 Hill as part of the project.
Commissioner Bobby Akers made a motion to accept a bid of $12,680, which includes the cost of labor and materials from Alley Contracting of McDowell. Commissioner Sam Little seconded the motion. Following the seconded motion, Alley Contracting was awarded the sidewalk project. Construction work on the sidewalks will begin as soon as possible within the next couple weeks.
The Wheelwright City Commission will meet for its regular monthly meeting on June 8 at 5 p.m. All citizens of Wheelwright are urged to attend.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.