On February 14, 2023

Hartland receives bids for new intersection 

By Curt Peterson 

The town of Hartland received two bids for completion of the controversial Three-Corners intersection reconfiguration project on Friday, Feb. 10. Both bidders were present when the bids were opened.

The lower of the two bids, presented by Notts Excavating, Inc. of White River Junction, is $1,283,889.50, just about $35,000 more than the state-assisted estimate presented to the public by the Select Board.

“The bid is being analyzed by our engineer to confirm specifications are as requested,” Town Manager David Ormiston told the Mountain Times. “No decision has been made at this point in time.”

Ormiston said Notts has done work successfully for the town in the past, so the firm is familiar, and they are local.

The other bidder, J. P. Sicard, Inc. is from Barton but Ormiston said they have done a considerable amount of work in the Upper Valley. Their bid was $1,527,211.

The previous time the project was put out to bid, the proposals were considerably higher than the estimate, and the Select Board decided not to award the contract. Work involves reconfiguration of the intersection of state routes 5 and 12, as well as Quechee Rd. The Select Board hopes the project, in the works since 2014, will improve both safety and aesthetics.

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