The City of Altamonte Springs is looking to hire a general contractor or utility contractor to lead demolition and new construction of its segment of Orange Avenue, a project estimated at $1.85 million, according to an Invitation to Bid (ITB) issued on Wednesday.

The project begins at the western terminus of Orange Avenue at the intersection with S.R. 434, and continues east to the intersection of S.R. 436. That 0.6-mile stretch is currently a two-lane road that is semi-rural, with limited sidewalks.


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The city highlighted in its project description that "time is of the essence" in issuing this contract and completing the rebuild of Orange Avenue.

Project work would include curb and gutter sections, new raised curb medians, inlets, piping, lighting, pavement reconstruction and rehabilitation. The pedestrian improvements entail landscaping, irrigation and wider sidewalks.

The contract term will be established by the executed Notice to Proceed (NTP), plus another 210 days to substantial completion and an additional 30 days until final completions.

The work under this contract would include all supervision, labor, materials, light, heat, fuel, water, tools, appliances, equipment, supplies and means of construction necessary.

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Bids will be due by May 2, with bid tabulation later that week and an Intent to Award recommendation anticipated by May 25.

Full documents for ITB no. 18-029-CE can be found at the city's Procurement Division solicitation postings website.

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