Douglas County Public Works announces that, weather permitting, East 1750 Road (North First Street in Baldwin City) between Route 12 (North 400 Road; State Lake Road in Baldwin City) and North 500 Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, April 13, for resumption of an improvement project that started in fall 2019. Public Works anticipates the road section will remain closed until early May 2020, weather permitting.
The project is to reconstruct approximately 2,400 linear feet of East 1750 Road between Route 12 and the northern Baldwin City limits to improve drainage and to pave the road with asphalt. Work started in early October 2019 and was suspended through the winter season. The Board of County Commissioners awarded a construction contract to King’s Construction in the low bid amount of $537,915.15 for the work.
Douglas County entered into a three-party agreement with Baldwin City and Palmyra Township for the improvement project. Under terms of the agreement, Douglas County is responsible for 35% of project costs, Baldwin City is responsible for 55% of project costs, and Palmyra Township is responsible for 10% of project costs up to a maximum township cost of $43,000. Baldwin City also formed a benefit district to pay a portion of its share of the costs. Douglas County’s portion of the costs will be paid from its Capital Improvement Program.