Bike path construction to get start
Ketchum Council acts on parking,
By GREGORY FOLEY
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
- 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.