Madison County is planning paving projects on several county roads in the near future, but commissioners agreed April 1 to seek new bids on the projects after a procedural error in the bid process.
The commissioners are planning paving work on Sanford Road, Madison Oaks, Sorrow Patterson Road, Adams Duncan Road, Blacks Creek Church Road and Colbert-Danielsville Road.
The bids from companies ranged from $1,150,616 to $1,312,857. Companies bidding on the projects included Colditz Trucking Inc., ER Snell Contractor Inc., Allied Paving Contractors Inc., C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. and Pittman Construction.
Commissioners revealed Monday that the low bidder had received a bid packet from the county government complex and not from the road department, as the other companies did. Thus, the road department didn’t know to send amendments to the bid package to that company. All other bidders received the amendments.
County attorney Mike Pruett advised the board to re-advertise the bids. And the board voted 5-0 to follow that advice.
The county has received $543,713 for roads for 2013 through the state’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG). If the paving projects are approved, the rest of the funding will come from the county’s cash reserves. The Madison County government had roughly $5 million in reserves at the end of 2012.
Also Monday, the board approved a contract with All About Asphalt for $52,823 for several patching projects on county roads. Those roads include: Mt. Zion Road, Ben Crawford Road, Minish Road, Scout Hut Road, Bullock Mill Road, Wellington Drive, Corey Drive, Adams Duncan Road, Wildcat Bridge Road, Transco Road and the CVS entrance.