Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May
Randall Street will be the first downtown street to undergo water and sewer line replacement beginning in the latter part of May.

Greer CPW Commissioners approved $380,535 to Dillard Excavating Co. Inc. for the first phase of the estimated $4 – $4.5 million project to replace the central business district’s aging infrastructure and incorporate a new streetscape appearance. Some of the downtown infrastructure is more than 100-years old, city officials said.

School, Trade, Depot and E. Poinsett intersect at Randall Street.

The project’s overall cost does not include a $1.031 million, 75/25 matching grant, awarded Greer from the Greenville Legislation Delegation Transportation. The total cost is reduced to $3.7 - $3.2 million with Greer earning $775,000 from the GLDT grant. Greer's part of the match grant is $256,000.

CPW will spend about $2.5 million to replace pipes and gas lines and the city’s portion is $2 million which includes paving the roads, replace the gutters and replace/repair the sidewalks.

Commission Chairman Perry Williams noted the Randall Street part of the project will begin after the annual Greer Family Fest scheduled May 5-6.

Pending when the first phase is completed it may create a small inconvenience for visitors to Freedom Blast scheduled June 24.

Roads to be affected by the infrastructure are Depot Street, Poinsett Street, Randall Street, Trade Street and Victoria Street.

Seven bidders were invited to bid on the Randall Street project with only Dillard Excavating responding.






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