Roads to be resurfaced in Grosse Pointe Farms

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published September 8, 2020


GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Several streets in Grosse Pointe Farms will be getting resurfacing work done in the coming weeks.

The Grosse Pointe Farms City Council voted unanimously during an Aug. 10 meeting by Zoom in favor of a low bid from Novi-based Nagle Paving Co. to undertake repairs on Merriweather Road between Williams and Beaupre avenues, on Webster Road between Kerby Road and Belanger Avenue, and on Cloverly Road between Mack Avenue and Webster Road.

In addition, Public Services Director Matthew Baka said the bid includes overband crack filling at different spots throughout the city. Nagle, one of four bidders for the work, submitted a bid of $317,673.

“Funding for this project is available in the capital projects fund,” Baka said.

Because the city has some funding obligations related to work on Lake Shore Road this summer — a project largely being paid for with federal aid — City Manager Shane Reeside said this year’s road repair program is “a somewhat smaller program than normal.” He said the Farms is anticipating having to pay about $100,000 toward its portion of the work along Lake Shore, a project that also includes work in Grosse Pointe City.

Including costs for construction engineering and a 10% contingency, the full project cost is $381,640.30, which the council approved during its vote for the low bidder. As noted by City Councilman John Gillooly, who made the motion for approval, this figure is a “not to exceed” maximum.

Edward Zmich, a project engineer with the Farms’ engineering firm of Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc., said Nagle Paving has done similar work recently in Livonia and Northville. In addition, he said Nagle Paving “satisfactorily completed each of Grosse Pointe Farms’ annual road improvement programs” from 2013 to 2019.

Reeside echoed that.

“They’ve done work for the city in the past,” he said of Nagle. “We’ve had good experiences with them.”