Ocean City Today

County approves vendor for neighborhoods’ curb repair

By Brian Gilliland | Nov 09, 2017

(Nov. 10, 2017) Worcester County will soon begin its first large-scale curb replacement program in the Ocean Reef, Oyster Harbor, Deer Point, Whispering Woods and Mystic Harbour neighborhoods, with work scheduled to be complete by May 30.

The county commissioners approved the sole bid, received from ECM Corporation in Laurel, Maryland, for $183,550 during Tuesday’s regular session.

More than a mile of curbs will be replaced or repaired during the course of the project.

Public Works Director John Tustin said most of the repairs would be done at the curb joints, but some cutting will be necessary. No start date for the project was provided.

Penalties are imposed on the contractor for missing the end date, with the amount ranging from $80 per day to $400 per day, based upon the final value of the contract.

Funds for the project are coming from the county’s annual unrestricted transportation grant, with some room to spare. Tustin said previously the remaining grant funds were approximately $235,000.

Tustin estimated the costs to be about $35 per linear foot, which would have cost about $209,000. The vast majority of the bid was prices at $30 per linear foot, with 632 feet of valley gutter and concrete apron demolition plus replacement at $40 per foot, and 398 feet of concrete curb head demolition and replacement at $25 per foot.

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