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For the week of July 9 - 15, 2003


Bike path construction to get start

Ketchum Council acts on parking,
utility proposals

Express Staff Writer

A city of Ketchum project to install a bike path along Warm Springs Road will likely get under way by the end of the month, after City Council members this week approved the second of two contracts to complete the work.

Council members on Monday, July 7, unanimously approved a contract for Hailey-based ZD Excavation to install three small retaining walls along Warm Springs Road to make room for the path. ZD Excavation will be paid approximately $115,000 for the work.

The work awarded to the excavator is part of a $655,000 project to install an approximately 10-foot wide paved bike path on the north side of Warm Springs Road. The path will extend from the road’s intersection with the Big Wood River, north of downtown, to Skiway Drive, the primary access road to Warm Springs Village.

Jim Zarubica, project manager from Galena Engineering, the contracted city engineer, said the work on the retaining walls will likely start before the end of July.

Under a separate contract, Idaho Sand and Gravel will construct and pave the new bike path. Zarubica said the entire project should be complete by the middle of October.

The city will pay $155,000 towards the costs of the project, while a federal grant will supply an additional $500,000, City Administrator Ron LeBlanc said.

Council members on Monday also:

  • Passed a resolution to combine the water and wastewater departments into a combined Utilities Department. The resolution established Steve Hansen as utilities manager, Mike Herrera as wastewater treatment plant supervisor, and Dave Rambo as utilities field supervisor.

  • Passed a resolution to establish limited free public parking at 400 Main St., behind Irving’s Red Hots, and at 471 N. First Ave., near Perry’s Restaurant.



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