3 contractors bid on phase II Sprague Avenue enhancement project

The City of Tacoma has received three bids from contractors interested in working on the second phase of the Sprague Avenue enhancement project.

One year ago, the City of Tacoma wrapped up work on the first phase of the project, which included better separation between South Sprague Avenue and the adjacent residential street known as residential Sprague; bio-retention rain gardens to filter stormwater runoff; and a new traffic-calming median and neighborhood gateway sign that welcomes drivers entering Tacoma from State Route 16.

According to bid documents, the second phase of the project calls for soil amendments and landscape improvements — such as planting nearly five-dozen trees – on the west side of South Sprague Avenue between South 19th Street and South 23rd Street.

The project budget is estimated between $150,000 and $175,000. The bid deadline expired on Mon., March 17.

The three companies that placed bids include Buckley Nursery Company (Sumner, Wash.) — $175,542.55; Green Earthworks Construction, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash.) — $167,986.47; and Specialized Landscaping, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash.) — $173,270.

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