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Clinton firm is low bidder on Maxwelton project

Island Asphalt was the low bidder on a county project to restore the lower portion of flood-damaged Glendale Creek, Island County Public Works Director Bill Oakes said Thursday.

The Clinton company’s bid was $153,399, lowest of five bids received from both on-island and off-island contractors, Oakes said. He said he would recommend to county commissioners on Monday that they award a contract to Island Asphalt.

“It’s a very attractive, competitive bid,” Oakes said. “I’ll be happy to see it get done.”

The project, to be funded by the department’s road budget, includes placing rocks, timbers and pilings to create a fish-jump pathway along approximately 1,000 feet of the lower portion of the creek ending near where Glendale’s houses begin.

Vegetation also will be replaced along the banks, Oakes said.

He said the work will be done during the annual “fish window” from July through September, when the salmon aren’t in the creek for their annual migration.

Two other phases of the project, farther up the creek, are slated to go out to bid for next year, Oakes said. Those include the rebuilding of a retaining wall and the paving of lower Glendale Road, he said.

He said the estimated cost of the entire three-phase restoration project is about $350,000.

The project is to repair damage to the stream and road from an April 2009 flood that resulted when a collapsed beaver dam created a washout of Glendale Road and sent water, mud and debris pouring through the tiny beach community.

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