By Chris Furguson
At the February 16 meeting of the Brawley City Council, a contract for $713,195 was awarded to Colley Construction of Hesperia, California
The project, entitled the Cattle Call Park Bicycle Pedestrian Path and Landscaping, will be paid for through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.
The public works department, who will be in charge of the reconstruction, asked for a waiver as Colley made a slight mistake in the bid process.
Bids for the project were advertised on February 2nd and seven bids were received ranging from Colley’s $713,195 bid to one at $866,320.  El Centro’s Granite Construction was the only local contractor to make a bid for this project.
Cattle Call Arena’s road had been a project looked at for more than 30 years.  While some in the city wanted to use Measure D funds to repair the road, the priority has always been on residential and commercial streets.
The cracked and poorly maintained road has been a sore spot for the Cattle Call Arena for many years and is one of the main complaints visitors have about the park.
The road reconstruction will begin in March and is one of several improvement projects the city has lined up in the coming months.  Those projects include rehabilitation of a parking lot on G street, a portion of Malan Street and the recently settled Best Road finishing project.
In 2011, the city will receive another grant to create a physical barrier between the bicycle path and the main road around the arena.  The total construction grant will total over $1 million dollars.

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