As you may recall, the Marina and Fairgrounds Park rebuild was to be broken into three phases. Phase 1 was the actual digging of the marina basin and the building of an Observation facility and Arboretum. The marina was priced in the $9.1 million dollar range with the Observation facility and Arboretum costing about another $1.48 million.
The bidding for Phase 1 was conducted last week. The bid results were a big surprise. There was considerable interest in the project by a number of heavy construction companies. Sixteen companies made the list of bidders. Nine companies actually placed bids with the low bid coming at $7,987,350 from TMS Contracting, LLC of Clarksville. The next lowest bid was only $7,650 higher.
This is a considerable price savings over the original projections. Bid opening on Phases 2 & 3 will be held in the August and September time frames.
Initial construction of Phase 1 should begin in a matter of weeks. The marina portion of the project should be completed in about a year. I’ll keep you posted as events occur.
About Bill Summers
Bill Summers is the City Councilman for Ward 10 in Clarksville, TN. If you need help with a Ward 10, or city problem, contact him via email, or by phone at 358-3579