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Borough assembly awards bids for paving, park benches

The Wrangell Borough Assembly awarded bids Friday for two projects at a special meeting.

The first is for more paving at the Marine Service Center. The assembly allocated $617,350 of grant funds for Rock-N-Road Construction, Inc., to excavate unsuitable land and pave the area with reinforced concrete.

Public Works director Carl Johnson said the old mill yard has uneven ground and old foundations that get in the way.

“And we have this new 300-ton lift that needs solid ground to roll on,” Johnson said. “So the last two phases and this phase we’ve been concreting the yard with reinforced concrete.”

Some paperwork needs to be completed. The paving will start as soon as possible to make sure it’s done before winter weather sets in.

Assembly members also awarded a bid for new park benches and trash bins along Front Street.

That project costs about $22,340, which is coming from tax revenue Wrangell receives from visiting cruise ships. Those funds have to be spent on tourism-related projects.

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