Leland Town Council to vote on construction contracts
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Leland Town Council will meet on Thursday to vote on approving a construction agreement with a contractor for building three multi-use paths.
After multiple rounds of open bidding for construction companies, the town council looks set to award a contract to Simmons, a construction company, for the amount of $718,354.
In 2014, Leland was given funds to design and construct the Village Road multi-use path project, the Town Hall Drive/Village Road/Old Fayetteville Road pedestrian loop sidewalk project, and the Leland Middle School multi-use path on Old Fayetteville Road (the names of each individual project are U-5534I/J/K respectively).
Several setbacks, including financial problems the state Department of Transportation faced that limited their ability to co-fund the projects, led Leland authorities to repeatedly extend deadlines for the projects.
A recent agreement with state authorities helped settle the matter. The funds will be reimbursed by the state but at a later date and at a lower payout rate. The state will pay up to 50% of the costs for the project by July of 2021, and remaining costs will be paid out in December of 2021.