BRANSON, Mo. – The City of Branson is getting ready to remove and replace the deteriorating concrete pavement of Tanger Boulevard from Highway 76 to Oak Creek Drive.
Aldermen have approved first reading of a contract with low bidder A.T. Urban Development totaling nearly 397-thousand dollars. The enabling ordinance also includes a provision for City Administrator Stan Dobbins to approve change orders of up to 40-thousand dollars.
The project is more complicated than a normal road project due to the location of buried utility lines. Preliminary investigations reveal that many of these lines, from various utility companies, are inadequately buried, resulting in unknown conflicts and complexity, according to Dobbins.
“That base out there is terrible in places,” Dobbins told KHOZ. “Secondly, utilities truly are a nightmare. It seems there was no design plan or inspection while the process was done. And it’s created this problem for us. So, yes, we are going to attempt to rectify the problem as we go.”
In order to minimize the impact on the Tanger Mall businesses, the contract stipulates a start date of January 3rd, 2018, and a completion date of March 31st, 2018.