The Harford County Board of Estimates approved several contracts during Thursday's meeting that will bring road improvements throughout the county and a study on the Route 22 corridor.

Three intersections in the county will have work done beginning some time in July: Wheel Road at Route 543, Reckord Road at Route 1 and Aldino Stepney Road at Route 22.

The contract was awarded to Romano Concrete Construction Inc., of Laurel, for $184,990, the lowest bid out of three.

Harford County Council President Billy Boniface asked that when the county undergoes a project such as this, if work is done on any state road portions, as well, or just county roads.


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Public Works Director Bob Cooper said it's usually just the county roads.

Gray and Son Inc., of Timonium, was the lowest bidder out of five for the road repair and resurfacing project of Brierhill Estates Drive in Bel Air.

The contract was approved for $1,173,500 and work should begin in July.

Various damaged curbs throughout the county will also be replaced.

The board approved the contract to Frank J. Goettner Construction Company Inc., of Kingsville, for an amount not to exceed $174,000.

"There's a lot of damaged curbs?" County Executive David Craig asked.

"It's not bad," said Tim Dorbit, with DPW, but added it varies throughout the county.

Boniface asked why only one company submitted a bid for the project.

Both Dorbit and Craig answered that because the project is so spread out and is only a few feet of curb in many different places, not many companies wanted to submit proposals.

Procurement Director Debbie Henderson added that Goettner is the only company that has made any bids for similar projects "in the last couple years."

Stafford Road in Darlington will also see some repairs, as well as cold mill recycling and resurfacing.

American Infrastructure, of Fallston, was awarded the contract not to exceed $575,340, and will most likely begin work in July.

An additional origin-destination study, which was recently done on the Route 22 corridor, will be conducted on the adjacent corridors of Route 543 and Route 155.

"A key discovery in the development of the report is the origin-destination study, which took a close look at the percentage of traffic making point to point trips on MD 22 from the Bel Air area to APG," a memo from Alex Rawls, transportation planner for the department of planning and zoning to Henderson read. "The general opinion by the general public is that a high percentage of traffic makes this trek. However by completing the origin-destination study this was found not to be true."

The original study was budgeted for $300,000, but came in under budget.

The remainder of the original contract - $45,856.43 - was awarded to Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson Inc., of Sparks, who did the original study.