By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — There haven’t been the most positive things to say about the ongoing Civitan Park project in Trussville over the past year, but they’re coming now.
Trussville Mayor Gene Melton on Tuesday said the contractor performing the work on the first phase of the project has been “outstanding to this point.” The contractor is Walker Patton Contracting.
With accommodating weather, the first phase of the project could be done by the end of October, Melton said.
The project includes finishing the parking lot and landscaping around the Veterans Memorial Monument on the Civitan Park side of the Cahaba River. This work was let for bid May 30, and Walker Patton Contracting was the low bidder, coming in with a bid of $388,248.22.
Walker Patton Contracting began work in late August, and officials said they would “do our best” to complete the first phase by Veteran’s Day. One official from KBR said the goal of the first phase is to get the monument side of the park open because Trussville residents have been “upset” at how long it’s remained closed.
The Civitan Park greenway project was divided into two jobs in November 2013. The second aspect involves the rest of the site, including linking the greenway from Civitan Park to the Trussville Sports Complex along the Cahaba River. The second phase is expected to be let for bid in December.
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