Bid for Cross County Con­nec­tor Trail OK’d

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Bay Views -

GRA­SONVILLE — The next leg of the Cross County Con­nec­tor Trail is mov­ing from the plan­ning to the con­struc­tion phase and could be com­pleted in a year.

The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers voted unan­i­mously Oct. 23 to ac­cept the low bid and move for­ward with the con­tract.

Todd Mohn, Pub­lic Works di­rec­tor, said, “They should be able to start in De­cem­ber, and they have one year to com­plete the project.”

Cor­man Kokos­ing Com­pany, of Bal­ti­more, won the job with the low­est bid in the amount of $3,535,000.

“The low bid is well within the en­gi­neer’s es­ti­mate of $4,660,642.98,” said County En­gi­neer Shane Moore. “As the CCCT is a Fed­eral Aid project on an 80/20 pro­por­tion cost shar­ing ba­sis, the con­struc­tion costs break­down as fol­lows: $2,828,000 (Fed­eral) and $707,000 (County). Cur­rently, the county has $1,329,155 in re­main­ing funds for con­struc­tion and in­spec­tion.”

The con­nec­tor trail picks up where the Cross Is­land Trail leaves off near the in­ter­sec­tion of Piney Nar­rows Road and Mary­land Route 18 in Gra­sonville and con­sists of ex­tend­ing the ex­ist­ing Cross Is­land Trail some 1.2 miles east to Long Point Park with a 10-foot-wide trail con­sist­ing of 4,323 lin­ear feet of el­e­vated board­walk and 1,978 feet of paved trail. All pro­posed work will be com­pleted within the ex­ist­ing right-of-way.

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