Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suisun City OKs bike path project

Suisun City OKs bike path project
By Ian Thompson | DAILY REPUBLIC | September 16, 2008

SUISUN CITY - The Suisun City Council approved moving ahead Tuesday night with the project to allow bicyclists an easier way to get downtown from eastern Suisun City.

The council approved giving City Manager Suzanne Bragdon the OK to contract with Lister Construction to build a 10-foot-wide bike-path from Marina Boulevard to the train station.

'This is a much-needed section to allow people to get into Old Town,' said Suisun City Building Official Dave Kasperson.

Councilmembers didn't immediately approve the contract because Lister's bid of $941,881 exceeded the $850,000 the city budgeted to build the path which includes a pedestrian bridge.

Suisun City Hall has redesigned the plans to cut costs by changing the bridge's design, cutting back on sewer work in the project and reducing the associated street work.

Given the cuts, City Hall is still talking to Lister about the reductions.

The council also approved buying a little more than an acre of land just northwest of the Highway 12 off-ramp that is needed to make the bikeway's construction possible.

City Councilman Mike Segala was laudatory of the project saying it will allow residents to get safely from one side of town to the other once it is finished.

See the complete story at the Daily Republic online.