City council may pick contractor for bridge project Tuesday

December 4, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City Council members could approve a contract for more than $3.03 million with Cemex Construction Materials South LLC, of Yuma, to construct the Bullhead Parkway Extension to the second bridge over the Colorado River connecting Bullhead City and Laughlin.

That discussion of that contract is among items on the agenda for today’s council meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in City Council chamber.

Cemex is the lowest of four bidders providing estimates about four-lane and two-lane project versions for the half-mile extension of the parkway west of Highway 95 near Mohave Crossroads shopping center. Combs Construction, of Glendale, asked for $3.31 million; McCormick Construction, of Bullhead City, sought $3.23 million; and Burright Constriction, of Fort Mohave, bid $3.22 million.

The amounts are for the city staff’s recommended four-lane project.

Council members authorized bonding on Nov. 20 for the project, which includes grading, paving, curbs and gutters, storm drain improvements, valley gutters with aprons, street lights, sewer facilities and landscape improvements, according to the report.

Other business scheduled:

• Entering into an interlocal contract between the city and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for mutual aid.

• Amending the city’s disposition policy. One of the updates is to the policy for disposition of excess real property: The new version would require voter authorization to sell property worth more than $1.5 million. The current policy is to vote on sale of excess property worth more than $500,000.

• Discussion and possible action on the citywide projects list, an update of various ongoing city projects.

Council members will join with the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss Old Bullhead City Visioning during a meeting today at 3 p.m. in the City Council chamber. Zoning, land use and a general theme within the corridor that runs from First to Seventh streets along Highway 95 will be the focus of the meeting.

A summary report was completed earlier this year by Design Matrix Group.

The consultants determined that residents and council members who provided feedback about the area would like to see pocket parks and an expanded property enhancement program as well as Highway 95 alignment and design alternatives, according to previous reporting.

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