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The Scappoose City Council awarded a bid for the northeast 3rd Street improvement and extension project to Eagle-Eisner, Inc. on Monday, April 1.

Eagle-Eisner Inc. bid the job at $165,987, which is almost $74,000 less than the estimated construction cost of $240,000.

Eagle-Eisner Inc. will begin construction July 1 and anticipates the project will take 120 calendar days to complete.

Improvements to 3rd Street will include pavement, sidewalks, curbs, a storm system, a water line, striping and site work.

The length of the project is approximately 270 feet and also includes a grind and overlay. Upon completion, the street will be connected to Crown Zellerbach Road as a through street.

In 2008 the city purchased land on the north end of NE 3rd Street in order to extend the street to Crown Zellerbach Road, ultimately reducing traffic on NE 2nd street.

Originally, the improvement was going to include a storm drain installation on NE 2nd Street as well, but bids for the project were too high.

The improvement and installation will be paid out of street system development charges fund, which has funds to cover the estimated $70,000 engineering cost and any unanticipated setbacks on top of the $165,987 bid.

After awarding the bid to Eagle-Eisner Inc., Councilor Jason Meshell mentioned that the green space on either side of NE 3rd Street could provide space for future community gardens, which are laid out as a goal in the city’s recently adopted vision statement.