By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item
NORTHUMBERLAND — Construction bids were opened Thursday afternoon for a $7.4 million Lithia Springs, Ridge Road and Bulk Road area sewer project that will involve construction of lines and two pump stations and bring about 122 homes in those areas of Point Township into compliance with environmental standards.
A portion of the construction project will be federally funded through PennVest, and about $3 million will come from grant money.
The apparent low bid for the construction contract came from Doli Construction Corp., of Pottsville, at $5,627,359. The seven bids ranged to a high of $7.1 million.
The apparent low bidder for electrical work is K&N Electric Inc., of Sunbury, with a submission of $183,498. The four bids ranged to a high of $228,000.
Contracts are expected to be awarded during next Thursday’s Point Township Sewer Authority meeting. It will be held in the township building.
The other six construction bids came from Sippel Development Co. Inc., of Sewickley, $5,657,782; HRI Inc., of Williamsport, $5,699,855; MF Ronca & Sons Inc., of Harrisburg, $5,761,000; Pact Construction, of Ringoes, N.J., $5,764,915; Anrich Inc., of Wayne, $6,691,675; and Sikora Bros. Paving Inc., of Shickshinny, $7,161,675.
Other bids for the electrical contract came from HRI Inc., of Williamsport, $215,940; TRA Electric Inc., of Watsontown, $226,740; and PSI Pumping Solutions Inc., of York Springs, $228,000.
Construction is scheduled to begin in May and be completed in about a year. The homes that will be served by the new sewer lines are connected to septic tanks. The project will install a public system main line, with lateral lines connecting to the 122 homes.